Joyce and the Invention of Irish History: Finnegans Wake in Context

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Januar 2015



Examines Joyce's use of historical sources to illuminate prevalent problems central to modern Irish identity.


Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: the subject of Ireland in Finnegans Wake; 2. Conditions for historical study of Finnegans Wake; 3. Naming and claiming: Irish topological history and Finnegans Wake; 4. The annals of themselves: Irish historical writing and Joyce's primal patriarchy; 5. Vico, natural law philosophy, and Joyce's Ireland; 6. Unfolding the map; Bibliography; Index.


"...a valuable contribution to the growing list of works on Joyce and history...Hofheinz is not satisfied with merely providing a closely argued assessment of a major author's use of historical sources. Rather, he demonstrates how Finnegans Wake models the deceptions inherent in all history-making thereby cautioning readers to examine their own assumptions regarding the causes, effects and particulars of historical events." Mary Lowe-Evans, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 "In an essay that achieves an admirable balance between theoretical, historical and interpretive material, Hofheinz argues for a reading of Joyce's novel as 'a cipher for the modern Irish historical predicament'...The result is a reading of Finnegans Wake that is both dazzling and informative...a reading of Finnegans Wake that is both dazzling and informative, and among the finest expositions of Vico's importance to Joyce...I know. " Journal of English and Germanic Philology
EAN: 9780521471145
ISBN: 0521471141
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 216 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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