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Decomposition

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032009
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0006
Decomposition

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This chapter discusses the decomposition of source texts in notebooks and notesheets. It looks at Joyce's reading notes as the starting point to try to retrace his reading process. These notes do give an insight into the way Joyce decomposed the texts he read during the composition of his last work, and excerpting from source texts was only one form of decomposition.

Keywords: decomposition; source texts; notebooks; notesheets; Joyce; reading notes; reading process; excerpting

Chapter.  2370 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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