Ulysses, 'wandering Rocks,' and the Reader Multiple Pleasures in Reading
|Author: ||McCormick, Kathleen|
The first critical study to link recent reader-response theory, cognitive analysis, psychoanalysis, and ideological theory to a complex modernist text. Combines theory and practical application in the areas of modernist literature, specifically James Joyce's Ulysses, and literary theory, particularly theories of reading.
". . . intelligent, highly provocative . . . . The strength of McCormick's book is that it provokes one into a running argument, in which the persistent refrain is: do readers really do this as they 'cruise' the Joycean text?. . . . this book should be welcomed as a reminder to most of us Joyceans that our livelihoods to some extent depend on guiding our students from innocence to experience." -- Trevor L. Williams in Joyce Studies Annual