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"Finnegan's Wake" by Joyce

Capital James Joyce

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 7:30pm

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Oct 2 2014

Finnegans Wake (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780141181264
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Published: Penguin Classics, 12/1999

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 Capital James Joyce "Finnegan's Wake" by Joyce

The Capital James Joyce Book Group meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Remainder room.

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ISBN-13: 9780394743127
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage, 5/1986
Considered the greatest 20th century novel written in English, in this edition Walter Gabler uncovers previously unseen text. It is a disillusioned study of estrangement, paralysis and the disintegration of society.

ISBN-13: 9780520253971
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Published: University of California Press, 1/2008

"Teaches more than how to read a particular novel; it teaches us more profoundly "how to read anything. This, I think, is the book's main virtue. It teaches us readers to transform the brute fact of our world."--Hugh Kenner

Publisher Comments

Don Gifford's annotations to Joyce's great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of "Ulysses. "The suggestive potential of minor details was enormously fascinating to Joyce, and the precision of his use of detail is a most important aspect of his literary method. The annotations in this volume illuminate details which are not in the public realm for most of us.

The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, trace literary allusions and references to other cultures. Annotations are keyed not only to the reading text of the critical edition of "Ulysses, "but to the standard 1961 Random House edition, and the current Modern Library and Vintage texts.