By C. Culleton
FBI leader J. Edgar Hoover was once enthusiastic about literary modernism. And not anyone represented that burgeoning move greater than James Joyce. in the end, Joyce's contributions to trendy literature are unprecedented, and he's greatly considered as having penned the best novel of the 20th century. yet Hoover's fixation on Joyce used to be of a special variety altogether, one fueled by way of excessive paranoia and worry. Joyce and the G-Men is the tale of Hoover's research of James Joyce and all that Joyce represented to vacuum as a infamous glossy author and cultural icon. Hoover's notorious preoccupation with political radicalism, specially communism, affected writers, intellectuals, activists, and artists not just in the US, yet in different countries. Culleton information how Hoover controlled to regulate literary modernism at a time while the move was once spreading speedy within the fingers of a tender, brilliant choice of overseas writers, editors, and publishers. Culleton exhibits how Hoover, for greater than fifty years, manipulated the connection among kingdom strength and sleek literature in the course of his tenure within the Bureau. eventually, Joyce and the G-Men strains Hoover's occupation and divulges his doggedly chronic intervention into the most vital serious pursuits of his time, literary modernism.