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The Sound of Finnegans Wake - P. Myers

The Sound of Finnegans Wake

By: P. Myers

Hardcover Published: 3rd November 1992
ISBN: 9780333553398
Number Of Pages: 195

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An analysis of all aspects of sound in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The author considers phonetic symbolism, rhythm, pitch-contours, motifs and songs in a way which shows how Joyce's work has a genuinely musical layer that is particularly apparent when the book is read aloud. The assumption (very common among literary critics but less common among linguists) that there is no relationship, other than an arbitrary one, between sound and meaning is seriously challenged. A long final chapter analyses Joyce's reading from his own work.

Acknowledgements - Abbreviations - Introduction - The Phoneme: An Organic Instrument - The Hymn to Chuff - Mimesis in the Mime - Familiar Voices I - Anna Livia: The Music of Personality - Familiar Voices II - Motif: The Musical Fabric - Leafy Speafing - Afterword - Notes - References - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333553398
ISBN-10: 033355339X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 195
Published: 3rd November 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1