Religion and Aesthetic Experience in Joyce and Yeats

  • Tudor Balinisteanu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Argument and Contexts

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      Pages 1-25
  3. The Creative Process and Social Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
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      Pages 29-56
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      Pages 57-85
  4. Reader Response and Social Action

  5. Conclusion: Art and Life Rhythms

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      Pages 188-196
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-216

About this book


This monograph is based on archival research and close readings of James Joyce's and W. B. Yeats's poetics and political aesthetics. Georges Sorel's theory of social myth is used as a starting point for exploring the ways in which the experience of art can be seen as a form of religious experience.


Religion aesthetic experience social myth religious belief capitalism reproducibility economic materialism performativity of art aesthetics Close reading William Butler Yeats

Authors and affiliations

  • Tudor Balinisteanu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SuceavaRomania

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