Consuming High Culture

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032191
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038810 | DOI:
Consuming High Culture

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This chapter focuses on how James Joyce consumes the body of world literary culture to nourish his own works wherein although his works were often cast in the metaphor of cannibalism they remained well within the traditional readings of the fictions. In this chapter, the focus is on his consumption of classical literature and popular culture. His fondness of consuming “high” culture and his capacity for incorporation is examined in this chapter.

Keywords: James Joyce; world literary culture; cannibalism; classical literature; popular culture; high culture; allusion

Chapter.  5023 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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