Gambling with gambles in "Two Gallants."(Joyce and the Police: A Special Issue)

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Author: Margot Norris
Date: Fall 1995
From: Novel(Vol. 29, Issue 1)
Publisher: Novel Corporation
Document Type: Article
Length: 74 words

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James Joyce's 'Two Gallants' treats pornography ironically, leading to incorrect assumptions about gender and sexual exploitation. While depicting the economic deprivation and cultural disrespect inherent in prostitution, the narration exposes erroneous assumptions of pornographic literature that view sexual acts as exchangeable commodities in socially degraded markets. The narration depicts Dublin's moral degradation as a a complicit surrender to sexual predation. Joyce considered 'Two Gallants' to be one of the best stories in 'The Dubliners.'

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A18486149