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McDonald, Michael Bruce. "'Circe' and the Uncanny, or Joyce from Freud to
Marx." Ulysses: James Joyce.
Ed. Emig, Rainer.
Houndmills, Basingstoke and New York:
JJQ 33, i (Autumn
McDonald, Michael Bruce. "The Strength and Sorrow of Young Stephen: The
Dialectic of Harmony and Dissonance." Critical Essays on James Joyce's A
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Ed. Brady, Philip;
Carens, James F.
Critical Essays on British Literature. New York:
G.K. Hall; London: Prentice Hall International,
CC 62. Joyce's art encompasses both harmony and
dissonance. J's works portray the ultimate inability to achieve harmony.
J's aesthetic response to the "facile harmonies he thought typical of the
Irish Literary Revival" (268) result in his mediation between a colonial
language used universally and a seldom-used native language that
nevertheless invokes a prehistoric harmony. Stephen himself realizes that
Irish culture is a false harmony, and tries to transform the "noise" of
that culture and impact of daily life into "dissonance.".