Was Anthony Burgess right to speak of Joyce’s ‘belief in the power of ordinary life to burst forth – suddenly and miraculously – with a revelation of truth’?

Question 1 : ‘Was Anthony Burgess right to speak of Joyce’s ‘belief in the power of ordinary life to burst forth – suddenly and miraculously – with a revelation of truth’? You should refer to at least two of Joyce’s books. Question 2: The older novelist Arnold Bennett spoke of Joyce’s ‘pervading difficult dullness’ and his ‘mean, hostile and uncharitable’ vision. To what extent would you agree? You should refer to at least two of Joyce’s books. Question 3: ‘If I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world.’ To what extent can Joyce’s work be said to be international in its significance? You should refer to at least two of Joyce’s books. Books: Dubliners/Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man/Ulysses/Finnegans

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