1. Introduction: what hole?; 2. The modernist rat; 3. Strandentwining cables: Henry James's The Ambassadors; 4. The Woolf woman; 5. The darkened blind: Joyce, Gide, Larson and the modernist short story; 6. The name and the scar: identity in The Odyssey and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; 7. Skinscapes in Ulysses; Afterword; Bibliography.
An important contribution to literary criticism by one of the foremost modernist scholars working today, first published in 2010.
Maud Ellmann is the Randy L. and Mervin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English at the University of Chicago.
'This intellectually adventurous, vividly written study conveys powerful new ways to see psychoanalytic criticism and modernist fiction.' James Joyce Literary Supplement