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A Taste For/of “inferior Literary Style”

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0005
A Taste For/of “inferior Literary Style”

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This chapter discusses the “high” cultural sources in such way to identify Joyce's indebtedness to some of the literature that readers would readily find accessible. This chapter does not intend to make a case for the indebtedness of Joyce to mass culture rather this chapter illustrates Joyce's method of cultural transfer and incorporation to make two collateral points: that his creative cannibalization of “high” and the “low” is instrumental in Joyce' experimentation of the wide possibilities of fiction and that his cannibalism is not the consequence of his political formation but also provides him basis for voicing through assimilation of and resistance to his political view.

Keywords: high cultural sources; Joyce; mass culture; cultural transfer; incorporation; cannibalization; cannibalism; political view

Chapter.  4232 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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