Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake
Author: John Gordon
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1986-12-01
ISBN: 9780815623953
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

This is the only full-length study of Finnegans Wake to outline and catalog the immense amount of naturalistic detail from which Joyce built the book. The opening chapters describe the physical setting, time, and main characters out of which the book is constructed. John Gordon argues that behind this detail is an essentially autobiographical story involving Joyce's history and, in particular, his feelings toward his father, wife, daughter and the older brother who died in infancy. Many of the author's findings are new and likely to be controversial because recent criticism has tended to the belief that what he attempts to do cannot be done. This new study of Finnegans Wake represents a radically conservative approach and is intended to function both as a guide to the newcomer seeking a chapter-by-chapter plot summary and as an original contribution to Joyce criticism.

Alchemy and Finnegans Wake

Alchemy and Finnegans Wake
Author: Barbara DiBernard
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1980-01-01
ISBN: 9780873953887
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alchemy and Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

In the first full-length study of Joyce's direct and indirect use of alchemical allusions, DiBernard shows how an awareness of the alchemical metaphor guides a reader through the richness of Finnegans Wake. For example, the alchemical transmutation of lead into gold parallels the transmutation of the dross and commotion of ordinary life into a work of art. This study shows how the themes of Joyce's novel--death and rebirth, the conflict between physical and spiritual, incest, colors, forgery, and the reconciliation of opposites--relate to the alchemical process. The author then presents a theory, based on alchemical metaphor, on the much debated subject of Joyce's view of the artist.

Joyce s Finnegans Wake

Joyce s Finnegans Wake
Author: John P. Anderson
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2010
ISBN: 159942858X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joyce s Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

This third in a series continues this non-academic author's ground-breaking word by word analysis of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, Joyce's last blessing on mankind. This volume covers chapters 1.5 and 1.6 with the intent to explore them as art objects, to examine how they work as art. By contrast with previous reduction-based chapters, Chapter 1.5 features expansion, One becoming Many. The spirit of the female principle registered in ALP's letter or "mamafesta" hatches the expansion. This chapter honors creativity in literature along with the human female instinct for giving birth to new human potential. An academically-oriented Professor explores but misses the meaning of the letter. Aristotle's concept of the infinite and the legend of Krishna injecting independence in Gopi milk women frame the chapter. Chapter 1.6 brings back the forces of reduction, Many becoming One. Instead of the female hatching the new, here the male spirit smothers new possibilities in favor of control. Shaun hijacks questions put by Shem to others and reduces their potentially different answers to his answer. The charming fable of Mookse and Gripes modeled on Aesop's "sour grapes" explores the schism between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches; while arguing, both fail to notice the potential presence of the Holy Spirit. These two chapters feature two very different processes, the maternal process and the excremental process, the mother's womb in chapter 1.5 and the colon in chapter 1.6. The mother releases the new child and the colon the same old waste. Distorted spirit in the colon-inspired chapter sponsors Shaun sodomizing his sister. Joyce's masterful synergism of style and content continues. For example: Chapter 1.6 includes a second fable about Burrus [and Caseous], the name suggesting butter. The language used by Joyce takes on the characteristics of butter; like dependent humans, the words change shape and spread easily.

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

Annotations to Finnegans Wake
Author: Roland McHugh
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780801883811
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annotations to Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

Long considered the essential guide to Joyce's famously difficult work, Roland McHugh's Annotations to "Finnegans Wake" provides both novice readers and seasoned Joyceans with a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format uniquely suited to this densely layered text. Each page of the Annotations corresponds directly with a page of the standard Viking/Penguin edition of Finnegans Wake and contains line-by-line notes following the placement of the passages to which they refer. The reader can thus look directly from text to notes and back again, with no need to consult separate glossaries or other listings. McHugh's richly detailed notes distill decades of scholarship, explicating foreign words, unusual English connotations and colloquial expressions, place names, historical events, song titles and quotations, parodies of other texts, and Joyce's diverse literary and popular sources. The third edition has added material reflecting fifteen years of research, including significant new insights from Joyce's compositional notebooks (the "Buffalo Notebooks"), now being edited for the first time.

The Finnegans Wake Experience

The Finnegans Wake Experience
Author: Roland McHugh
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1981-01-01
ISBN: 9780520042988
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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James Joyce s Finnegans Wake

James Joyce s Finnegans Wake
Author: John Harty, III
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1317273516
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Joyce s Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

First published in 1991. James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: A Case Book was published in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joyce's final work with 14 critical essays and a page-by-page outline of the novel. The book includes critical approaches and interpretations in film, drama, and music. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

FINNEGANS WAKE

FINNEGANS WAKE
Author: James Joyce
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 1311
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 8027236444
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FINNEGANS WAKE Book Excerpt:

This eBook edition of "FINNEGANS WAKE" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Finnegans Wake is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is significant for its experimental style and reputation as one of the most audacious works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of seventeen years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. The book discusses, in an unorthodox fashion, the Earwicker family, comprising the father HCE, the mother ALP, and their three children Shem the Penman, Shaun the Postman, and Issy. James Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century.

Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake
Author: Geert Lernout
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 173
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9789051832266
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Joyce Race and Finnegans Wake

Joyce  Race and  Finnegans Wake
Author: Len Platt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-01-11
ISBN: 1139462989
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joyce Race and Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

Len Platt charts a fresh approach through one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century literature. Using original archival research and detailed close readings, he outlines Joyce's literary response to the racial discourse of twentieth-century politics. Platt's account is the first to position Finnegans Wake in precise historical conditions and to explore Joyce's engagement with European fascism. Race, Platt claims, is a central theme for Joyce, both in terms of the colonial and post-colonial conflicts between the Irish and the British, and in terms of its use by the extreme right. It is in this context that Joyce's engagement with race, while certainly a product of colonial relations, also figures as a wider disputation with rationalism, capitalism and modernity.

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

Annotations to Finnegans Wake
Author: Roland McHugh
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN: 1421419076
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annotations to Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

Long considered the essential guide to Joyce's famously difficult work, Roland McHugh's Annotations to "Finnegans Wake" provides both novice readers and seasoned Joyceans with a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format uniquely suited to this densely layered text. Each page of the Annotations corresponds directly with a page of the standard Viking/Penguin edition of Finnegans Wake and contains line-by-line notes following the placement of the passages to which they refer. The reader can thus look directly from text to notes and back again, with no need to consult separate glossaries or other listings. McHugh's richly detailed notes distill decades of scholarship, explicating foreign words, unusual English connotations and colloquial expressions, place names, historical events, song titles and quotations, parodies of other texts, and Joyce's diverse literary and popular sources. The third edition has added material reflecting fifteen years of research, including significant new insights from Joyce's compositional notebooks (the "Buffalo Notebooks"), now being edited for the first time.

Finnegans Wake Exiles

Finnegans Wake   Exiles
Author: James Joyce
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 8075839846
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finnegans Wake Exiles Book Excerpt:

Finnegans Wake is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is significant for its experimental style and reputation as one of the most audacious works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of seventeen years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. The book discusses, in an unorthodox fashion, the Earwicker family, comprising the father HCE, the mother ALP, and their three children Shem the Penman, Shaun the Postman, and Issy. Exiles is a play by James Joyce. It draws on the story of "The Dead", the final short story in Joyce's story collection Dubliners. The basic premise of Exiles involves a love triangle between Richard Rowan (a Dublin writer recently returned from exile in Rome), Bertha (his common law wife) and his old friend Robert Hand (a journalist). This arrangement is slightly complicated by a second love triangle, involving Rowan, Hand, and Hand's cousin Beatrice Justice. There are obvious parallels to be drawn with Joyce's own life - Joyce and Nora Barnacle lived, unmarried, in Trieste, during the years the fictional Rowans were living in Rome, while Robert Hand is roughly the same age of Joyce's friends Oliver St. John Gogarty and Vincent Cosgrave, and shares some characteristics with them both. James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent among these the stream of consciousness technique he utilized.

The Decentered Universe of Finnegans Wake

The Decentered Universe of Finnegans Wake
Author: Margot Norris
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN: 1421431319
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Decentered Universe of Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

Looking at the work without novelistic expectations of the illusion of some "keyto unlock the mystery, Norris explores Joyce's rationale for committing his last human panorama—a bit sadder than Ulysses in its concern with aging, killing, and dying—to a form and language belonging to the deconstructive forces of the twentieth century.

Lots of Fun at Finnegans Wake

Lots of Fun at Finnegans Wake
Author: Finn Fordham
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2007-08-30
ISBN: 0191607568
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lots of Fun at Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

This book is a critical introduction to Finnegans Wake and its genesis. Finn Fordham provides a survey of critical, scholarly, and theoretical approaches to Joyce's iconic masterpiece. He also analyses in detail the compositional development of certain key passages which describe the artist (Shem) and his project; the river-mother (ALP) and her 'first kiss'; the Oedipal shooting of the universal father (HCE) by the priestly son (Shaun); and the bewitching and curious daughter (Issy). His analyses demonstrate 'genetic' ways of reading the text which illustrate its immense range and playfulness and how these qualities were generated in composition. As well as opening up the densely detailed textuality of the Wake in all its multiplicity, Fordham argues for a relation between the way the text was formed and key aspects of its thematic content: an uprising of particularity and detail against universality, absolutes, and generality. He shows that the proliferation of individuated textual details overwhelms any unitary concept to the text. And this reflects an idealized and utopian uprising as it overcomes centralizing singularity: Finnegans do wake up. As part of this argument he proposes a qualified return to a notion of character - qualified in that characters can be understood in part as reflecting the character of compositional techniques: self-criticism and concealment, expansion and growth, flow and reflection, transferral and transformation. The character of the text's composition as a whole can be, paradoxically, summed up in the force of individuated multitudes: in the people, male and female, young and old, combining to overwhelm syntactic uniformity and singular signification. Quotations from the works of James Joyce reproduced with permission of the Estate of James Joyce, © Estate of James Joyce. We regret that acknowledgement to the James Joyce Estate for permission to include material by James Joyce was not included in the first printing of this book.

The Encryption of Finnegans Wake Resolved

The Encryption of Finnegans Wake Resolved
Author: Grace Eckley
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 0761869182
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encryption of Finnegans Wake Resolved Book Excerpt:

The exemplary life and devotions of the reform journalist W. T. Stead (1949-1912) provided James Joyce with a model, a theme, and a purpose. Joyce integrated Steadfacts with his own personal emerging autobiography and interpretation of the ongoing Irish national, international, and even cosmic events.

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce Delphi Classics Illustrated

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce   Delphi Classics  Illustrated
Author: James Joyce
Publsiher: Delphi Classics
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2017-07-17
ISBN: 178656470X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce Delphi Classics Illustrated Book Excerpt:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Finnegans Wake’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of James Joyce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Joyce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Finnegans Wake’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Joyce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake

The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake
Author: Eric McLuhan
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 9780802009234
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake Book Excerpt:

The study establishes the nature and aims of Finnegans Wake as Menippean satire and interprets the Wake in that light. McLuhan examines Joyce's use of language, and in particular his use of ten hundred-lettered words (thunderclaps).

Critical Companion to James Joyce

Critical Companion to James Joyce
Author: A. Nicholas Fargnoli,Vice-President of the James Joyce Society and Professor of Theology and English A Nicholas Fargnoli,Michael Patrick Gillespie
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 1438108486
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Companion to James Joyce Book Excerpt:

Examines the life and writings of James Joyce, including a biographical sketch, detailed synopses of his works, social and historical influences, and more.

The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism

The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism
Author: Kevin J. H. Dettmar
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780299150648
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism Book Excerpt:

For nearly three quarters of a century, the modernist way of reading has been the only way of reading Joyce - useful, yes, and powerful but, like all frameworks, limited. This book takes a leap across those limits into postmodernism, where the pleasures and possibilities of an unsuspected Joyce are yet to be found. Kevin J. H. Dettmar begins by articulating a stylistics of postmodernism drawn from the key texts of Roland Barthes, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Jean-Francois Lyotard. Read within this framework, Dubliners emerges from behind its modernist facade as the earliest product of Joyce's proto-post-modernist sensibility. Dettmar exposes these stories as tales of mystery, not mastery, despite the modernist earmarks of plentiful symbols, allusions, and epiphanies. Ulysses, too, has been inadequately served by modernist critics. Where they have emphasized the work's ingenious Homeric structure, Dettmar focuses instead upon its seams, those points at which the narrative willfully, joyfully overflows its self-imposed bounds. Finally, he reads A Portrait of the Artist and Finnegans Wake as less playful, less daring texts - the first constrained by the precious, would be poet at its center, the last marking a surprising retreat from the constantly evolving, vertiginous experience of Ulysses.

The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce

The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce
Author: Derek Attridge
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2004-06-17
ISBN: 110749494X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce Book Excerpt:

This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Joyce contains several revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyce's politics, a fresh sense of the importance of his engagement with Ireland, and the changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work. This Companion gathers an international team of leading scholars who shed light on Joyce's work and life. The contributions are informative, stimulating and full of rich and accessible insights which will provoke thought and discussion in and out of the classroom. The Companion's reading lists and extended bibliography offer readers the necessary tools for further informed exploration of Joyce studies. This volume is designed primarily as a students' reference work (although it is organised so that it can also be read from cover to cover), and will deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Joyce for the new reader.

Music and the Irish Literary Imagination

Music and the Irish Literary Imagination
Author: Harry White
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-11-13
ISBN: 0191563161
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and the Irish Literary Imagination Book Excerpt:

Harry White examines the influence of music in the development of the Irish literary imagination from 1800 to the present day. He identifies music as a preoccupation which originated in the poetry of Thomas Moore early in the nineteenth century. He argues that this preoccupation decisively influenced Moore's attempt to translate the 'meaning' of Irish music into verse, and that it also informed Moore's considerable impact on the development of European musical romanticism, as in the music of Berlioz and Schumann. White then examines how this preoccupation was later recovered by W.B. Yeats, whose poetry is imbued with music as a rival presence to language. In its readings of Yeats, Synge, Shaw and Joyce, the book argues that this striking musical awareness had a profound influence on the Irish literary imagination, to the extent that poetry, fiction and drama could function as correlatives of musical genres. Although Yeats insisted on the synonymous condition of speech and song in his poetry, Synge, Shaw and Joyce explicitly identified opera in particular as a generic prototype for their own work. Synge's formal musical training and early inclinations as a composer, Shaw's perception of himself as the natural successor to Wagner, and Joyce's no less striking absorption of a host of musical techniques in his fiction are advanced in this study as formative (rather than incidental) elements in the development of modern Irish writing. Music and the Irish Literary Imagination also considers Beckett's emancipation from the oppressive condition of words in general (and Joyce in particular) through the agency of music, and argues that the strong presence of Mendelssohn, Chopin and Janácek in the works of Brian Friel is correspondingly essential to Friel's dramatisation of Irish experience in the aftermath of Beckett. The book closes with a reading of Seamus Heaney, in which the poet's own preoccupation with the currency of established literary forms is enlisted to illuminate Heaney's abiding sense of poetry as music.