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A Guide through Finnegans Wake : Florida James Joyce - E.L. Epstein

A Guide through Finnegans Wake

Florida James Joyce

Paperback Published: 28th June 2009
ISBN: 9780813035345
Number Of Pages: 314

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"An insightful, fresh, and lucid approach to a difficult work."--A. Nicolas Fargnoli, author of Critical Companion to James Joyce

"Epstein is one of the foremost Joyce scholars, in fact, a pioneer. His guide is comprehensive and obviously the result of a lifetime of interaction with Joyce's book."--Fritz Senn, director, Zürich James Joyce Foundation

"A book that every Joycean will want to own."--Sebastian Knowles, series editor

Written in a complex, pun-based idiogloss and boasting a dreamlike narrative that defies conventions of plot and continuity, James Joyce's Finnegans Wake has been challenging readers since its first publication in 1939. The novel is so famously difficult that it is widely agreed that only the brave or foolhardy attempt to unravel this well-known but relatively little-read classic. Most tackle the text in reading groups, which provide mutual assistance (and moral support) in understanding Joyce's modern masterpiece. 

Now, with the publication of Edmund Epstein's A Guide through Finnegans Wake, no one has to go it alone. Recognized as one of the world's foremost Joyce scholars, Epstein has been reading and thinking about Joyce for over fifty years, and his considerable experience and enthusiasm is preserved here for the benefit of anyone with an interest in reading the Wake. This accessible guide approaches the daunting work in a way that provides handrails for beginners while, at the same time, presenting new insights for experienced readers.


Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction: The Recirculated Commedia of James Joycep. 1
Book I (FW 1-216) / The Age of Gods (Vico)p. 25
Space Medium: Time and the River Flow Backward
Book II (FW 217-400) / The Age of Heroes (Vico)p. 102
Time Medium: Time and the River Flow Forward: Twilight to Midnight
Book III (FW 401-590) / The Age of Democracy (Vico)p. 164
Time Medium: Time and the River Flow Forward: Midnight to Dawn
Book IV (FW 591-628) / Ricorso (Vico)p. 247
Time Medium Ending, SPACE Medium Recommencing: The River Begins to Flow Backward: Dawn
Notesp. 289
Works Citedp. 303
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780813035345
ISBN-10: 0813035341
Series: Florida James Joyce
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 28th June 2009
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48