Friday, September 12, 2008

James Joyce:Intense Visualisation Part1

James Joyce's art is marked by an intense visualization in concretized form. Joyce created a visualized world that was not only recognizably real but was a more vivid and dramatic perception of the world.To enhance the ordinary perception of the world, Joyce uses visual description to select and highlight the visual impact of the world in the manner of a cinematic director.

James Joyce has invented , concocted and conjured up a sort of Superportmanteau language of his own which derives its basic tenets from the world Of cinema.As Karl Radek says : "What is the peculiarity of Joyce's method?He tries to Depict a day in the life of his subjects motion by motion -the motions of the body, the motions of the mind,the motions Of the feelings in all their shades from conscious feelings To those that rise up in the throat like a spasm.He cinematographs The life of his subject with the maximum minuteness omitting Nothing...His basic feature is the conviction that there is nothing big in life -no big events, no big people, no big ideas and the writer can Give a picture of life by taking just any good hero on any given day And reproducing them with exactitude. A heap of dung crawling With worms photographed by a cinema apparatus, through a microscope -such is Joyce's work...1.

Joyce , thus, emerges as a writer who is not simply a register of life ,but is a cinematic director who has "selected a piece of life and depicted that".2. Joyce in effect undertakes an imitation of life through the medium of language. Ulysses throws overboard almost all the customary formalities of novelistic narration and invites the reader to share as best as he can a flux of composite and unsorted out experience of human life. The author does not tell us how the characters are to behave or describe how they do actually behave, rather we are shown the stimuli that condition their behavior pattern. Infact , the events are reported when and as they occur and the tense is a continous present.

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