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Dotter of Her Father's Eyes: Book summary and reviews of Dotter of Her Father's Eyes by Mary and Bryan Talbot
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes Summary
Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of award-winning graphic-novel pioneer Bryan Talbot.
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"...their exquisite and moving book feels like a celebration, for all that there is so much sadness between its covers. It says: we have survived and we still like each other so much, we have made this." - The Guardian
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Mary Talbot is an internationally acclaimed scholar who has published widely on language, gender and power, particularly in relation to media and consumer culture. Her recent books include Language and Gender (2nd edition) and Media Discourse: Representation and Interaction, though she continues to be best known for her critical investigation of the 'synthetic sisterhood' offered by teen magazines.