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Journey WestwardJoyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival$
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Frank Shovlin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318238

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317705

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Introduction: ‘The journey Westward’

Introduction: ‘The journey Westward’

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(p.1) Introduction: ‘The journey Westward’
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Journey Westward
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317705.001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about Irish author James Joyce's interest in the west of Ireland, particularly in his book Dubliners. The book attempts to locate Dubliners in its appropriate cultural and historical contexts, and offers a broader reconsideration of Joyce's attitude towards the history and culture of his homeland. The chapter also discusses other studies and interpretations of Dubliners.

Keywords:   James Joyce, Dubliners, west of Ireland, homeland, Irish author, cultural context, historical context

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