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From Liff Away

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How is the dreamer's attempt to allay anxieties advanced by turning to the uncertainties that attend HCE's fall? The answer here comes in two parts. First, and more obviously in light of the chapters ... More


His Reignbolt's Shot

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter traces the story of a waning life and its self-understanding when looking back, looking first at the chapter that precedes the finale of the book. Important though ALP is to the Wake—and ... More


Respectable

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The dream story in which HCE collapses in the bar and is assisted to bed is interrupted by a sequence of dream episodes ostensibly focused on his son Shaun, the son whom we will see asleep upstairs ... More


The Hubbub Caused in Edenborough

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at the time near the beginning of the Wake, and traces the themes and topics through successive chapters. The first chapter of the Wake assembles characters and material that are ... More


The unfacts, did we possess them, are too imprecisely few to Warrant our Certitude

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Wake's second chapter has a clear structure, giving a continuous flow of dream figures and scenes, so that it is reasonable to speak of a single vignette, one that meanders from the fairy tale of ... More


Loud, Heap Miseries upon us

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although much of the detail is dark, with the central chapters containing an extraordinary density of material even for the Wake, Part II has an obvious structure. There are four scenes, the first ... More


Arise, Sir Ghoscus!

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Conflicted Shaun tried to find an identity, a way of living, that would give enough to each of the incompatible impulses within him. He failed and fell, and, when we meet him again, he is recumbent. ... More


Male and Female Unmask We Hem

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

At the very beginning of Part III, there is a sleepy stirring, a dim awareness that this is all a dream. It offers a kaleidoscope of scenes where HCE and ALP appear as young parents, calming the ... More


The Keys to. Given!

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joyce interposes more than twenty pages before giving another letter from ALP and allowing her the Wake's last words. This intervening material involves short vignettes that recall other parts of the ... More


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