Joyce and the Science of Rhythm

  • Authors
  • William Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. William Martin
    Pages 1-32
  3. William Martin
    Pages 33-66
  4. William Martin
    Pages 67-104
  5. William Martin
    Pages 105-141
  6. William Martin
    Pages 143-189
  7. William Martin
    Pages 191-203
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 205-223

About this book


This book situates Joyce's critical writings within the context of an emerging discourse on the psychology of rhythm, suggesting that A Portrait of the Artist dramatizes the experience of rhythm as the subject matter of the modernist novel. Including comparative analyses of the lyrical prose of Virginia Woolf and the 'cadences' of the Imagists, Martin outlines a new concept of the 'modern period' that describes the interaction between poetry and prose in the literature of the early twentieth century.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-44620-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-30945-7
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