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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alan M. Cohn  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

He works at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alan M. Cohn is a professor, librarian, and scholar. He has served on committees such as the D.H. Lawrence committee in 1978, and the Joyce-Lawrence Society of America, the Modern Language Association, and the Dickens Society, as well as other organizations. He has published numerous articles on Joyce and Lawrence, especially noted for his work on the Croessmann/Joyce collection.

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Titles At Your Library

Work in Progress: Joyce Centenary Essays
ISBN: 0809310945

Southern Illinois University Press. 1983

Work in Progress contains a separate essay on each of Joyce’s major works (Dubliners, A Por­trait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake), with recognized Joyce schol­ars examining in each a central critical problem.

Morris Beja examines Dubliners from the perspective of the “epiphany,” a concept for­mulated by the young Joyce. Richard Peter­son finds a rhythmic flow in A Portrait that helps us see its narrative structuring more clearly. Shari and Bernard Benstock explore Ulysses to discern how movement and spa­tiality function in its narrative. Patrick Mc­Carthy considers how Finnegans Wake and its audience are necessarily symbiotic partners.

In the second grouping of essays Edmund Epstein and Fritz Senn each investigate how Joyce handles—or manipulates—language. Looking at three decades of criticism, Mar­garet Church demonstrates where the study of the Viconian cycle and stream-of-con­sciousness has led toward an understanding of the role of time in Joyce’s fiction. Sheldon Brivic adduces a Joycean psychology from the works that offers an additional dimension to the study of the texts. Suzette Henke traces the growing maturity of Joyce’s atti­tude toward women. Completing the collec­tion, Father Robert Boyle examines the reli­gious ethos present in Joyce’s work.

The Cumulated Dickens Checklist, 1970-1979
ISBN: 0878752307

Whitston Pub Co Inc. 1982

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