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The Mole on Joyce’s Breast

Sean O’Faolain, 20 November 1980

Joyce’s Politics 
by Dominic Manganiello.
Routledge, 260 pp., £12.50, October 1980, 0 7100 0537 7
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... of the definition of the word ‘politics’ but a redefinition of the writer and the man. Perhaps Dominic Manganiello has demonstrated this kind of formative interplay in Joyce’s mind between the art of government and the art of literature? Perhaps he has shown us how irredeemably different A Portrait or Ulysses would have been without their author’s ...

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Roy Foster: Joyce in Trieste, 30 November 2000

The Years of Bloom: James Joyce in Trieste 1904-20 
by John McCourt.
Lilliput, 306 pp., £25, June 2000, 1 901866 45 9
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... on Irish nationalism, as on most things, is inexhaustible, as scholars like Emer Nolan and Dominic Manganiello have shown. McCourt’s treatment of the subject is intelligently nuanced, and closely linked both to the journalism Joyce produced in his Trieste years and to the circumstances of his life there. The creation of Leopold Bloom, the ...

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