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Donald J. Murphy Prize for a Distinguished First Book - 2006
…an ideal reference text…Gibson includes enough plot summary of Finnegans Wake to make the text a helpful one for readers who are just beginning their foray into Joyce's magnum opus, yet he provides a great deal of new information sure to benefit experienced readers of the Wake.
--James Joyce Literary Supplement
…a remarkable avenue into the power and purposes of the Wake.
--James Joyce Quarterly
" One of those rare books that, like the standards of Wake in scholarship mentioned above, makes the Wake seem so much less difficult. Confirms that Joyce, for all his international modernist reputation, is first and foremost an Irish poet."
--South Atlantic Review
"Taken together, works by Joyce scholars have mapped out the world of the Wake and provided readers with a variety of perspectives-mythic, mimetic, linguistic, conceptual-on its contents."