Swift, Joyce, and the Flight from Home

Quests of Transcendence and the Sin of Separation

  • Authors
  • G. Douglas Atkins

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About this book


In a fresh reading of Gulliver's Travels and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Atkins draws parallels between the protagonists: both Lemuel Gulliver and Stephen Dedalus flee from the burdens of life, seeking a transcendent existence. The study sheds important new light on both novels as essential critiques of modern misunderstandings.


aesthetics critique novel

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137399823
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48596-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39982-3
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