Annotations to Finnegans Wake has ratings and 15 reviews. Geoff said: Essential. I could not imagine a reading of the Wake without McHugh on the desk . Finnegans Wake by James Joyce with Annotated Text. Long considered the essential guide to Joyce’s famously difficult work, Roland McHugh’s Annotations to “Finnegans Wake” provides both novice readers and.

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But the astuteness of the author and the brilliance of his synthesis make this an essential book for those grappling with Finnegans Wake. Want to Read saving…. And may you come forth by day with your wrappings still in good working order.

Books by Roland McHugh. Annotationz 20, Ed Smiley added it. Lloyd Houston rated it it was amazing Nov 30, While it definitely didn’t answer all of my questions, it gave me a good starting point for a lot of them.

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

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Long considered the essential guide to Joyce’s famously difficult work, Roland McHugh’s Annotations to “Finnegans Wake” provides both novice readers and seasoned Joyceans with a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format uniquely suited to this densely layered text. Any list of the most boring books I have read in my annptations will find The Egyptian Book of the Dead somewhere in the top five. This must have been grueling to research and assemble, and the author has wke considerable gratitude.

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

If he encounters a passage that mystifies him, he will admit it. No, it doesn’t give you everything you might want, even for what it claims to do. Can you do her? I never met him or went to the classes where he demonstrated his arcane knowledge of Finnegans Wakebut word- of-mouth accounts of his expertise spread through campus intellectual circles, and caught the attention of people who cared about such matters. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The third edition has added material reflecting fifteen years of research, including significant new insights from Joyce’s compositional notebooks the “Buffalo Notebooks”now being edited for the first time.

I used this work quite extensively for my thesis. To ask other readers questions about Annotations to Finnegans Wakeplease sign up. You take your river.

Annotated Finnegans Wake (with Wakepedia)

McHugh’s richly detailed notes distill decades of scholarship, wakr foreign words, unusual English connotations and colloquial expressions, place names, historical events, song titles and quotations, parodies of other texts, and Joyce’s diverse literary and popular sources. For many years he taught a seminar course on Finnegans Wake at Columbia, and, as this guide makes clear, he both instructed and learned from his students.


For your benefit, I’ve prioritized these, with the essential items at the top, and the optional items lower down on the list. Sep 04, Xanthy rated it really liked annotatiions. His accounts of each chapter are not synopses, such as Campbell offers, but are astute commentaries, filled with facts, hints, ideas and conjectures.

Jul 18, Nathan “N. McHugh gives us a single page for each page of the Wake with line-by-line annotations covering suggested translations, puns, allusions, and historical references.

It is not so much a book that you can read for your own pleasure, but a tool to figure out as much as you can from Finnegans Wake. May 28, Aaron added it Shelves: View all 5 comments. Also check out the Finnegans Wake wiki on the web. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Account Options Sign in. I’ve looked at a lot of guides to Finnegan’s Wakeand this is by far, my favorite if only because it is the only guide that allows you to read Joyce relatively straight through.

Thursday, October 30, “I can justify every line of my book”. The farther along one goes with McHugh the more one is astounded by his achievement.

Joyce and feminism Bonnie Kime Scott Snippet view – Most especially, Irish history gets a singular emphasis, with all other events measured against their Irish echoes. Jan 03, Geoff rated it it was amazing Shelves: