How Joyce Wrote Finnegans Wake

How Joyce Wrote Finnegans Wake

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by Luca Crispi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299218643

ISBN-13: 9780299218645

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press


In this landmark study of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Luca Crispi and Sam Slote have brought together fourteen other leading Joyce experts in a genetic guide to one of the twentieth century’s most intriguing works of fiction. Each essay approaches Finnegans Wake through novel perspectives afforded by Joyce’s preparatory

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In this landmark study of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Luca Crispi and Sam Slote have brought together fourteen other leading Joyce experts in a genetic guide to one of the twentieth century’s most intriguing works of fiction. Each essay approaches Finnegans Wake through novel perspectives afforded by Joyce’s preparatory manuscripts. By investigating a work through its manuscripts, genetic criticism both grounds speculative interpretations in an historical, material context and opens up a broader horizon for critical and textual interpretation.

The introduction by Luca Crispi, Sam Slote, and Dirk Van Hulle offers a chronology of the composition of Finnegans Wake, an archival survey of the manuscripts, and an introduction to genetic criticism. Then, the volume provides a chapter-by-chapter interpretation of Finnegans Wake from a variety of perspectives, probing the book as a work in progress. The fruit of more than two decades’ worth of Wakean genetic studies, this book is the essential starting point for all future studies of Joyce’s most complex and fascinating work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299218645
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Irish Studies in Literature and Culture
Edition description:
1
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.21(d)

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