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'Finnegans wake' : an interpretation.

Prior, Arthur N. and Uckelman, Sara L. (2013) ''Finnegans wake' : an interpretation.', Philosophical inquiries., 1 (1). pp. 211-214.


Editor’s introduction The division between philosophical analysis and literary criticism, and indeed the division between philosophy and literature, can often be blurred in interesting ways. In this short, but fascinating, little piece, Arthur N. Prior follows in the philosophical-literary footsteps of Lewis Carroll and applies his philosophical acumen to one of the most difficult pieces of literature, James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. This is a transcript of a three page typescript found in Box 6 of the Prior Archives held in the Bodleian Library.1 The date of this typescript is not known, other than that it is early. In preparing this transcription, I have corrected formatting and punctuation to modern type-setting standards, and marked the start of each new page of the typescript. I have left the orthography untouched, as well as Prior’s use of Finnegan’s, with the apostrophe.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Transcription and Introduction by Sara L. Uckelman.
Keywords:Joyce, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake.
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo
(AM) Accepted Manuscript
File format - PDF
Status:Not peer-reviewed
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Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:30 July 2015
Date of first online publication:2013
Date first made open access:No date available

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