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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature$
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James A. W. Heffernan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300195583

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300195583.001.0001

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Joyce, Woolf, Camus

Joyce, Woolf, Camus

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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

James A. W. Heffernan

Yale University Press

This chapter investigates the treatment of hospitality in the works of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Albert Camus. It first discusses the acceptance of a ghostly guest in Joyce's “The Dead” and then considers the heroine and hostess of Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway in light of erotic hospitality. Finally, the chapter examines the opposition between host and guest in Camus's short story, “The Guest.”

Keywords:   hospitality, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, erotic hospitality, Camus, The Guest

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