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The influence of Finnegans Wake on Robert Anton Wilson's Masks of the Illuminati

Author: Eric Robert Wagner
Publisher: 2004.
Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, San Bernardino, 2004.
Series: Master's thesis in English Composition , California State University, San Bernardino.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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This thesis presents an analysis and interpretation of Joycean literary devices, narrative techniques and rhetorical strategies that have been integrated by Robert Anton Wilson in his novel Masks of the Illuminati. The author shows how Wilson uses word games of Finnegans Wake and other devices to depict dreams in his novel and "to conceal and reveal a variety of levels of meaning and postcolonial insight" (p. v-iv).  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Anton Wilson; Robert Anton Wilson; James Joyce; Robert Anton Wilson
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Robert Wagner
OCLC Number: 61145379
Description: v, 59 leaves ; 29 cm.
Series Title: Master's thesis in English Composition , California State University, San Bernardino.
Responsibility: by Eric Robert Wagner.

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This thesis presents an analysis and interpretation of Joycean literary devices, narrative techniques and rhetorical strategies that have been integrated by Robert Anton Wilson in his novel Masks of the Illuminati. The author shows how Wilson uses word games of Finnegans Wake and other devices to depict dreams in his novel and "to conceal and reveal a variety of levels of meaning and postcolonial insight" (p. v-iv). Narrative techniques examined include multiple viewpoints, combined words, multi-lingual puns and webs of allusions.

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