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Michael Seidel Reflects on the Career of Irish Author James Joyce

While the work of Irish author James Joyce is considered complex and inaccessible by many, Michael Seidel, J&G Siegal Professor of Humanities, says Joyce's use of language is so rich, the question is not how to begin reading Joyce but how to stop. On the topic of Irish politics, Seidel says Joyce believed neither violence nor sentiment were helpful factors in reestablishing the national prominence Joyce so desperately sought for his land.

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Shot: Jun 11, 2002
Published: Nov 19, 2002
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004