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Joyce's kaleidoscope : an invitation to Finnegans wake

Author: Philip Kitcher
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"James Joyce's Ulysses, once regarded as obscure and obscene, is now viewed as a masterpiece of world literature. Yet Joyce's final novel, Finnegans Wake, to which he devoted seventeen years, remains virtually unread. Its linguistic novelties, layered allusions, and experimental form can make it seem impenetrable." "Joyce's Kaleidoscope attempts to dissolve the darkness that surrounds the Wake and to display instead  Read more...
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Kitcher, Philip, 1947-
Joyce's kaleidoscope.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608294752
Named Person: James Joyce; James Joyce; James Joyce
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kitcher
ISBN: 9780195321029 0195321022 9780195321036 0195321030
OCLC Number: 71823074
Description: xxiii, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: So soft this morning, ours --
His reignbolt's shot --
Respectable --
Nayman of Noland --
Crossmess parzel --
Life's robulous rebus --
Three score and ten toptypsical readings --
The hubbub caused in Edenborough --
The unfacts, did we possess them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude --
Everybody heard their plaint --
Tell me more --
Loud, heap miseries upon us --
The tasks above are as the flasks below --
From Liff away --
The four of us and sure, thank God, there are no more of us --
A picture primitive --
Lightbreakfastbringer --
Arise, sir ghostus! --
Male and female, unmask we hem --
The keys to. Given! --
Aisy now, you decent man.
Responsibility: Philip Kitcher.
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James Joyce's final novel was "Finnegans Wake", to which he devoted seventeen years. This title proposes that the "Wake" has at its core an age-old philosophical question, "What makes a life worth  Read more...

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Kitcher begins Joyce's Kaleidoscope by asking the right question: not 'What does each word mean?' but 'What meaning does our experience of reading convey?' This will find an elegant and satisfactory Read more...

 
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