Demonstrating remarkable parallels between specific events and performers of the Rites and the episodes and characters comprising Finnegans Wake, Gibson shows that every event and performer at the Rites has a correlate in the novel, and all Wakean episodes and performers have their parallels in the Rites of Tara. Ultimately, he argues, Joyce structured his novel according to the Teamhur Feis, and Finnegans Wake is a calculated reenactment of the most important event in Irish paganism.
A leading Shavian authority provides new information about the public image and the private realities of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers and social critics. With 69 b&w photos, notes, index.
Thwaites reframes a number of familiar critical debates and issues-Joycean aesthetics and history, the "mythic" parallels of Ulysses, the realtionship of the interior monologue to literary realism, the vexed figure of the narrator, and the endless effects
The Dublin Helix is a puzzle book, taking as its method James Joyce's own playful manipulations of language and matching them with entertaining word searches, acrostics, and other enigmas. Knowles finds ways into Ulysses that have never before
In the first book-length study of the comedic in "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," Roy Gottfried argues that far from being a solemn work, Joyce's early masterpiece is covertly but determinedly comic. Specifically, he looks at the Portrait's