Verbivocovisuals: James Joyce and the Problem of Babel

  title={Verbivocovisuals: James Joyce and the Problem of Babel},
  author={Jesse Schotter},
  journal={James Joyce Quarterly},
  pages={109 - 89}
This article situates Joyce’s work within a larger discourse about the problem of Babel or about how, in a newly globalized world, different cultures and language groups might best communicate with one another. The journal transition—in which Joyce’s work was serialized and whose editor, Eugene Jolas, he knew well—served as a clear-inghouse for ideas about how a new universalism might be forged: either through Joyce’s Wakese and other avant-garde experiments or through the philosopher C. K… 
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