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After God, Shakespeare created most, James Joyce wrote in Ulysses. The importance of Shakespeare in Ulysses has been often discussed and documented; that this royal bard is as central and omnipresent in Finnegans Wake has been roundly agreed upon by Joyce scholars, yet no printed volume has exhaustively investigated the topic. This study arrives, therefore, as a welcome and timely look into the assertion, as on critic put it, that "Finnegans Wake is about Shakespeare."
"Throughout his life," Dr. Cheng writes, "Joyce was in the habit of comparing himself to England's national poet." In the Wake, Shakespeare—his life, his plays and his characters—forms a "dense and extensive matrix of allusion." Part I of this book provides a critical and interpretative view of how Shakespearean influences and allusions illuminate the themes and meanings of the Wake; the chapters are arranged to follow general patterns of allusion and motif. Part II comprises explications of a thousand Shakespearean allusions in Finnegans Wake, recorded by page and line of the novel. Finally, Part III is a set of appendixes which list the Shakespearean allusions by play, act, scene, and line for easy reference.
Title: Shakespeare and Joyce: A Study of Finnegans ...
Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt)
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Pennsylvania State University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Text is unmarked; pages are bright, though the top edge of the pages is age toned. Binding is sturdy. Covers show some light wear around the corners and at the head and base of the spine. Dust jacket is edgeworn, with some closed tears and small chips missing. The front panel of the dust jacket is a little soiled and there are a couple sticker ghosts on the back panel of the dust jacket. 271pp. Seller Inventory # 062013
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Book Description Penn State University Press, 1990. Condition: Very Good. 1990. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust wrapper. DW showing minor shelf wear, remains a fine copy. . . . . . Seller Inventory # KSG0015962
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Press, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped silver lettering. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. 271 pages. Seller Inventory # ABE-1518231433028
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), U.S.A., 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. SIGNED. This copy is NEAR FINE; the text is clear, bright, and unmarked; binding is tight but edges show slight shelfwear. The jacket is VG: intact in all ways, including color and design, but bottom edge is bumped, slight wear along edges. We have a five star rating because of our fulfilment success and because our descriptions are accurate. On foreign sales, because of the heavy weight of this book, we have to charge extra for shipping: however, we will only charge the difference between our regular shipping rate and the extra charge that the U.S.Post Office asks to ship the book. We guarantee: NO NASTY SURPRISES. Signed By Author + Message. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 003908
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1984. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3753010