James Joyce and the Matter of Paris

Recipient of the 2020 ACIS Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature, Honorable Mention:

"Catherine Flynn's James Joyce and the Matter of Paris (Cambridge UP) is an engaging, ambitious, thoroughly researched study that makes a significant contribution to transnational reassessments of Irish literature. The book argues that the time Joyce spent in Paris was central to his literary consciousness and demonstrates that Joyce's embodied aesthetic was very much in dialogue both with the work of his French contemporaries and with the dynamics of Parisian consumer capitalism. Flynn nimbly tracks down a wide range of influences and offers fresh perspective on an oft-discussed Irish author, rendering a complex argument in impressively elegant prose."

Catherine Flynn
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