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Joyce, Heidegger and the material world of "Ulysses": “Ithaca” as inventory

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“Ithaca,” in which Leopold Bloom finally returns home at two am after his odyssey around Dublin, is both the most comfortingly familiar episode of Ulysses and the most disconcertingly bizarre. “Ithaca”’s representation of objects contributes much to the episode’s paradoxical mingling of domesticity and strangeness. This article juxtaposes Martin Heidegger’s evolving theories of objects and things with “Ithaca” in order to understand the “objective” style of the episode, and its role in this p...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1353/jjq.2016.0033

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
Publisher:
University of Tulsa Publisher's website
Journal:
James Joyce Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Pages:
119-147
Publication date:
2018-08-09
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ISSN:
1938-6036
URN:
uuid:f94d2fe1-2c0a-4e56-9a0c-bee6dc256e98
Source identifiers:
614932
Local pid:
pubs:614932

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