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.
Table of Contents
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
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