Joyce’s Modernism: Joyce, Einstein, and Picasso- Maverick Science, Defiant Art

Joyce wrote Finnegans Wake using sixty languages. Picasso had his great epiphany when he understood the straight edges of primitive art were Euclidean geometry with non-Euclidean possibilities. Both were pan-nationalists. Einstein lived his life across half of Europe, then halfway around the globe. These three untied nationalist and imperial borders, mathematical myths, and the shacklesContinue reading “Joyce’s Modernism: Joyce, Einstein, and Picasso- Maverick Science, Defiant Art”

James Joyce’s Modernism

The works of James Joyce will be the focus of these essays. In an unchronological order, the first review will be of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) proceeding rather than following Dubliners (1914). A Portrait presents first because it is the best vehicle to showcase the subjective narrator’s voice. Ulysses will conclude the series. The discussions will considerContinue reading “James Joyce’s Modernism”

Joyce’s Modernism: The Rise of Uncertainty in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

This essay is the first of three on the effects of scientific and mathematical discoveries on the evolution of Modernist Literature. The works of James Joyce will be the focus of these essays. In an unchronological order, the first review will be of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) proceeding rather than following Dubliners (1914). AContinue reading “Joyce’s Modernism: The Rise of Uncertainty in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”