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.
Acknowledgements; Editor’s Note; Introduction; A Working Outline of Finnegans Wake; Part 1: Assessments; 1. Dreaming Up the Wake 2. An Introduction to Finnegans Wake 3. SHEM THE TEXTMAN 4. The Femasculine Obsubject: A Lacanian Reading of FW 606-607 5. Quinet in the Wake: The Proof or The Pudding? 6. Finnegans Wake: All the World’s a Stage 7. The Convertshems of the Tchoose: Judaism and Jewishness in Finnegans Wake 8. Joyce’s "Blue Guitar": Wallace Stevens and Finnegans Wake; Part 2: Joyce’s Textual Self-Referentiality; 9. Every Man His Own God: From Ulysses to Finnegans Wake 10. Joyce’s Nonce-Symbolic Calculus: A Finnegans Wake Trajectory 11. The Female World; Part 3: Performance; 12. "Group drinkards maaks grope thinkards or how reads rotary" (FW 312.31): Finnegans Wake and the Group Reading Experience 13. Notes for Staging Finnegans Wake 14. Mary Ellen Bute’s Film Adaptation of Finnegans Wake 15. Thoughts on Making Music From the Hundred-Letter Words in Finnegans Wake; Contributors; Index