The Case against Art: Wunderlich on Joyce

V. Mahaffey

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Discusses the sacrilized status of art that 20th century avant-garde, modernist writers created in which the author uses a dialogue that Paul Wunderlich has with James Joyce on sexism, anit-Semitism, art, and politics set against the background of the Holocaust. Joyce's real life violence portrayed in `Giacomo Joyce'; Wunderlich's supplementing Joyce's pre-war verbal manuscript with his own pre-war sketchbook and how it multiplies Joyce's themes; More.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-692
Number of pages26
JournalCritical Inquiry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1991


  • sexism
  • Jewish peoples
  • art sketches
  • eyeglasses
  • poetry
  • political representation
  • spectroheliographs
  • modernist art
  • legacies
  • civil wars


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