Finnegans Wake

Unlocking Finnegans Wake: Introductions and guides

Regarded as one of the most challenging and enigmatic works in modern literature, "Finnegans Wake" is a masterpiece that requires careful navigation. Here, you'll find a curated selection of scholarly yet accessible materials designed to guide both newcomers and seasoned readers through the complex linguistic labyrinths and rich thematic tapestries of Joyce's final novel. Whether you're embarking on your first journey through its pages or seeking deeper insights, this bibliography is your gateway to understanding and appreciating this literary tour de force.

Bibliography for Finnegans Wake —

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Ahern, Tim. "'Finnegans Wake', Chapter One: The Illnesstraited Colossick Idition. Seattle (University of Washington Press) 1983." Article
Atherton, James S. The Books at the Wake: A Study of Literary Allusions in James Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake'. Carbondale and Edwardsville (Southern Illinois University Press) 1959. Mamaroneck, NY (Paul P. Apple) 1973." Amazon
Balsamo, Gian. Scriptural Poetics in Joyce's Finnegans Wake. Lewiston (Edwin Mellen Press) 2002. Amazon
Beckett, Samuel (Ed.). Our Exagmination Round his Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress. 1929. London (Faber) 1972. Book
Begnal, Michael H. "The Narrator of Finnegans Wake," in: Eire-Ireland 4.3 (Autumn 1969), p.38-49 Article
Begnal, Michael H. / Senn, Fritz. A Conceptual Guide to "Finnegans Wake". University Park, Pa. (Pennsylvania State University Press) 1974. Book
Begnal, Michael H. Dreamscheme: Narrative and Voice in "Finnegans Wake". Syracuse (Syracuse University Press) 1988. Book
Begnal, Michael H. / Eckley, Grace. Narrator and Character in "Finnegans Wake". Lewisburg, Pa. (Bucknell University Press) 1974. Book
Benstock, Bernard. Joyce-Again's Wake: An Analysis of 'Finnegans Wake'". Seattle (University of Washington Press) 1966." Amazon
Benstock, Bernard. "A Setdown Secular Phoinish: The Finn of 'Finnegans Wake'," in: The Crane Bag 2.1/2.2 (1977), p.22-28. Article
Best, Nigel. Dawn: A Study of the Present Age and "Finnegans Wake" through a Close Look at FW Page 594: One Page Sufficient for Our Time. New Plymouth, N.Z. (Dawn) 1979. Book
Bishop, John. Joyce's Book of the Dark: "Finnegans Wake". Madison (University of Wisconsin Press) 1986, 1995. Book
Bonheim, Helmut. A Lexicon of the German in "Finnegans Wake". Berkeley (California University Press) 1967. Book
Bosinelli, Rosa Maria. "The European 'Finnegans Wake' Study Group: 1970-71," in: Joyce Studies Annual 12 (Summer 2001), p.150-162. Article
Brivic, Sheldon. Joyce's Waking Women: An Introduction to "Finnegans Wake". Madison (University of Wisconsin Press) 1995. Book
Burgess, Anthony. A Shorter "Finnegans Wake". London (Faber) 1966. Book
Burns, Edward A. / Joshua A. Gaylord. A Tour of the Darking Plain: The Finnegans Wake letters of Thornton Wilder and Adaline Glasheen. Dublin (UCD Press) 2001. Book
Butler, Christopher. After the Wake. Oxford (Oxford University Press) 1980. Book
Campbell, Joseph / Robinson, Henry Morton. A Skeleton Key to "Finnegans Wake". New York (1)1944. Novato (New World Library) 2005. Book
Card, Vincent John. Shakespeare and Joyce: A Study in "Finnegans Wake". Gerrards Cross (Smythe) 1984. Book
Christiani, Dounia. Scandinavian Elements in "Finnegans Wake". Evanston (Northwestern University Press) 1965. Book
Connolly, Thomas (Ed.). Scribbledehobble: The Ur-Workbook for "Finnegans Wake". Evanston (Northwestern University Press) 1961. Book
Dalton, Jack P. / Hart, Clive. Twelve and a Tilly. Occasion on the 25th Anniversary of "Finnegans Wake". Evanston (Northwestern University Press) 1966. Book
DiBernard, Barbara. Alchemy and Finnegans Wake. Albany, NY (State University of New York Press) 1980. Book
Eide, Marian. "The Language of Flows: Fluidity, Virology, and Finnegans Wake," in: JJQ 34.4 (Summer 1997), p.473-88. Article
Gearey, A.D. In the Wake of the Law: Law and Ethics in Finnegans Wake. Ph.D. diss. University of London 1998. Thesis
Gillespie, Michael Patrick. "'I pity your oldself I was used to': "Finnegans Wake" and the Aesthetics of Aging," in: Comparative Literary Dimensions: Essays in Honor of Melvin J. Friedman. Halio, Jay L. / Siegel, Ben (Eds.), London (Associated University Presses) 2000, p.61-74. Article
Glasheen, Adaline. Third Census of "Finnegans Wake": An Index of the Characters and Their Roles. Rev. ed. Berkeley (University of California Press) 1977. Book
Gordon, John. "Finnegans Wake": A Plot Summary. Dublin (Gill & Macmillan) 1986. Book
Hart, Clive. A Concordance to "Finnegans Wake". New York (Paul P. Appel) 1973. Book
Hart, Clive. "Notes on the Text of 'Finnegans Wake'," in: Journal of English and Germanic Philology LIX (1960), p.229-239. Article
Hart, Clive. Structure and Motif in "Finnegans Wake". London (Faber) 1962. Book
Hart, Clive / Senn, Fritz. A "Wake" Digest. Sydney (Sydney University Press) 1968. Book
Harty, John. James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake": A Casebook. New York/London (Garland) 1991. Amazon
Hayman, David (Ed.). A First Draft Version of "Finnegans Wake". Austin (Texas University Press) 1963. Book
Hayman, David (Ed.). The "Wake" in Transit. Ithaca (Cornell University Press) 1990. Book
Hayman, David / Anderson, Elliott (Eds.). In the Wake of the "Wake". Madison (University of Wisconsin Press) 1978. Book
Higginson, Fred. Anna Livia Plurabelle: The Making of a Chapter. (Minnesota University Press) 1960. Book
Higginson, Fred. "Notes on the Text of 'Finnegans Wake'," in: Journal of English and Germanic Philology 55 (1956), p.451-456. Article
Higginson, Fred. "The Text of 'Finnegans Wake'," in: Senn, Fritz (Ed.). New Light on Joyce. Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University Press) 1972, p.120-130. Article
Hodgart, Matthew J.C. / Bauerle, Ruth. Joyce's Grand Operoar: Opera in "Finnegans Wake". Urbana (University of Illinois Press) 1996. Book
Hofheinz, Thomas C. Joyce and the Invention of Irish History: "Finnegans Wake" in Context. Cambridge (Cambridge University Press) 1995. Book
Jenkins, William D. The Adventures of the Detected Detective: Sherlock Holmes in James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake". Greenwood 1997. Book
Kelleher, J.V. "Identifying Printed Sources for 'Finnegans Wake'," in: Irish University Review 1.2 (Spring 1971), p.161-177. Article
Lernout, Geert. "Finnegans Wake": Fifty Years. Amsterdam (Rodopi) 1990. Book
Lilly, Amy M. "Fascist Aesthetics and Formations of Collective Subjectivity in "Finnegans Wake," in: JJQ 36.2 (Winter 1999), p.107-125. Article
Litz, A. Walton. "The Genesis of 'Finnegans Wake'," in: Notes and Queries LXLVIII (October 1953), p.445-447. Article
Litz, A. Walton. The Art of James Joyce: Method and design in "Ulysses" and "Finnegans Wake". London (Oxford University Press) 1961. Book
McCarthy, Patrick A. Critical Essays on James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake". New York (G. K. Hall) 1992. Book
McCarthy, Patrick A. The Riddles of "Finnegans Wake". London (Associated University Press) 1980. Book
McGee, Patrick. Joyce Beyond Marx: History and Desire in "Ulysses" and "Finnegans Wake". Gainesville (Flordia University Press) 2001. Book
McHugh, Roland. Annotations to "Finnegans Wake". London (Routledge & Kegan Paul) 1980. Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University Press) 1991. Book
McHugh, Roland. The Sigla of "Finnegans Wake". London (Edward Arnold) 1976. Book
McHugh, Roland. The "Wake" Experience. Blackrock (IAP) 1981. Book
McLuhan, Eric. The Role of Thunder in "Finnegans Wake". Toronto (Toronto University Press) 1997. Book
Mink, Louis O. A "Finnegans Wake" Gazetteer. Bloomington (Indiana University Press) 1978. Book
Myers, Peter. The Sounds of "Finnegans Wake". London (Macmillan) 1992. Book
Norris, Margot. The Decentred Universe of "Finnegans Wake": A Structuralist Analysis. Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University Press) 1976. Book
O'Hehir, Brendan. A Gaelic Lexicon for "Finnegans Wake", and Glossary for Joyce's Other Works. Berkeley (University of California Press) 1967. Book
O'Hehir, Brendan. A Classical Lexicon for "Finnegans Wake": A Glossary of the Greek and Latin in the Major Works of Joyce including "Finnegans Wake", The Poems, "Dubliners", "Stephen Hero", "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", "Exiles", and "Ulysses". Berkeley (University of California Press) 1977. Book
O'Sullivan, John Colm. Joyce's Use of Colors: "Finnegans Wake" and the Earlier Works. Ann Arbor/London (UMI Research) 1987. Book
Patell, Cyrus. Joyce's Use of History in "Finnegans Wake". Cambridge (Harvard University Press) 1984. Book
Rabaté, Jean-Mich "Narratology and the Subject of 'Finnegans Wake'," in: Beja, Morris (Ed.). James Joyce: The Centennial Symposium. Urbana (University of Illinois Press) 1986, p.137-146. Article
Rose, Danis / O'Hanlon, John. Understanding "Finnegans Wake": A Guide to the Narrative of James Joyce's Masterpiece. New York (Garland) 1982. Book
Rosenbloom, Eric. A Word in Your Ear: How & Why to Read James Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake'. North Charleston, SC (Booksurge) 2005. Book
Shelton, Jen. "Issy's Footnote: Disruptive Narrative and the Discursive Structure of Incest in 'Finnegans Wake'," in: ELH 66.1 (Spring 1999), p.203-221. Article
Slote, Sam. Finnegans Wake. New Annotated Edition. Alma Classics, 2020.
Solomon, Margaret. Eternal Geomater: The Sexual Universe of "Finnegans Wake". Urbana (Southern Illinois Press) 1969. Book
Tindall, William York. A Reader's Guide to "Finnegans Wake". New York (Thames & Hudson) 1969. repr. Syracuse (Syracuse University Press) 1996. Book
Treip, Andrew. Finnegans Wake: teems of times. Amsterdam (Rodopi) 1994. Book
Whitley, Catherine. "Nations and the Night: Excremental History in James Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake' and Djuna Barnes' 'Nightwood'," in: Journal of Modern Literature 24.1 (Fall 2000), p.81-98. Article
Yared, Aida. "'In the Name of Annah': Islam and Salam in Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake'," in: JJQ 35.2/3 (Winter/Spring 1998), p.401-438. Article