[ilds] For love of Molly (TLS, 04 Feb 2011)

William Godshalk william.godshalk at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 14:58:12 PST 2011


I'd put Norman Holland in this context. Norman spent most of his scholarly
life arguing that our personal identities dictate how we read and how we
write. I think his *The I* is a masterpiece -- in the school of Freud -- and
it's on line, last I checked.

Bill

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Bruce Redwine
<bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>wrote:

> James,
>
> You've probably posted this before.  Please do so again.  What are the
> titles of Alexandre-Garner's book and your essay?
>
>
> Bruce
>
>
>
> On Feb 15, 2011, at 11:04 AM, James Gifford wrote:
>
> > Yes, Michael is a very fine scholar, and I think he was born within
> > shouting distance of the Canadian border, so the Northward pull must
> > have been irresistible.  The bookcases of his home have been featured in
> > some Canadian magazines as well...  He does good work.
> >
> > I have a piece in Corinne's most recent book that gently muses over
> > genetic criticism, which is still largely a French activity outside of
> > the Joyce scholarship.  My co-author Michael Stevens, a young scholar at
> > Trinity College Dublin, did very good work on that piece.  The Joyce
> > scholars are doing more with genetic criticism than anyone else in 20th
> > Century literature, so far as I can see.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > James
> >
> > On 15/02/11 10:46 AM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
> >> The 4 February 2011 issue of /The Time Literary Supplement/ has several
> >> good reviews (re Nabokov, plagiarism, Joyce). In particular is Sarah
> >> Davison's very interesting article on two recent publications on Joyce.
> >> Her review of Michael Groden's book on JJ focuses on topics recently
> >> touched upon by the ILDS List. Namely, "genetic criticism" (the
> >> evolution of a manuscript and assessing that importance), which seems to
> >> be of interest to James and Charles, and the impact of an author's work
> >> on a reader, which many List participants have related with respect to
> >> Lawrence Durrell. The latter I find intriguing as an approach to writing
> >> and publication — an indication that scholarship is breaking out of its
> >> narrow confines and finds it acceptable to relate the personal. I have
> >> ordered Groden's book. Michael Groden is Canadian, and that should
> >> please many, James especially.
> >>
> >>
> >> Bruce
> >>
>
>
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