“Challenges the unhelpful polarization of Lawrence and Joyce in a lot twentieth-century literary feedback and gives interesting possible choices to what's definitely a reductive method of the achievements of either writers.”—Fiona Becket, writer of The entire serious advisor to D. H. Lawrence
“A groundbreaking assortment. Sexuality, censorship, publishing, and competition are all taken care of with a clean eye; state-of-the-art archival study is delivered to the fore; and new views comparable to ecocriticism are one of the highlights.”—Susan Mooney, writer of The inventive Censoring of Sexuality
Modernism’s so much contentious competitors, James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence, have been polar opposites—stylistically, in my opinion, and professionally—yet their lives, works, and careers undergo awesome similarities. They shared an identical literary agent, released within the similar literary magazines, fought criminal battles opposed to censorship, and have been either pirated by way of Samuel Roth. this can be the 1st booklet to discover the resonances among the 2 writers, shattering the historic silence among Joyceans and Lawrentians.
The parallels run deep among those epic figures of the literary canon, and this quantity explores the vintage modernist paradoxes shared via the 2 writers. either have been instantly syncretists and shatterers, bourgeois cosmopolitans, prudish libertines, displaced nostalgists, and rebels opposed to their local lands. contemplating mutual issues corresponding to gender, type, horseracing, nature, faith, exile, and modernism’s fascination with Egyptology, those essays spotlight the various intersections within the significant novels and brief fiction of Joyce and Lawrence. Modernists at Odds is an extended late prolonged comparability of 2 of the main compelling writers of the 20 th century.