Recommend[ed] [for] scholarly readers beyond the Joyceans it is likely to attract; it is not only among the strongest monographs of Joyce scholarship in recent memory, but it is also one of the most innovative works of contemporary ecocriticism.
--ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
The most striking features of Lacitiva's work are the sheer newness of her arguments, the quality of the secondary material that she uses and the extensive primary text support for her arguments. . . . The reader, if ever doubtful, is assured of a new way of reading the Wake.
--James Joyce Broadsheet
It is among the most interesting and well-informed books on Joyce published in the past decade.
--English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920