Issue bibliography

March Issue:

“Finnegans Wake, Provection, and the Threshold of Plausibility”

By Jim Leblanc

Notes and citations:

1 Fritz Senn, Inductive Scrutinies: Focus on Joyce, ed. Christine O’Neill (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1995), 39-40.

2 This surname is most commonly pronounced “mahr” and is sometimes spelled Maher.  It derives from the Irish word for “hospitable” and was a common surname in Ireland at the turn of the twentieth century.  See Basil Cottle, The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames, 2nd ed. (London: Allen Lane, 1978).

3 Richard Corballis, “The Provenance of Joyce’s Haka,” James Joyce Quarterly 44:1 (fall 2006), 128.

4 Paul R. Wylie, The Irish General: Thomas Francis Meagher (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007), 165-166.

5 Ibid., 305.

6 Thomas Francis Meagher does appear obliquely (and provectively) elsewhere in the Wake.  In Chapter II.1 we encounter a Shem figure described as “a marrer of the sward incoronate” (FW 250.35).  Among numerous other glosses of this dense, semantically overdetermined phrase, we catch an echo of “Meagher of the Sword,” a moniker by which Meagher was popularly known after being dubbed so by William Thackeray in his poem “The Battle of Limerick” – see William Makepeace Thackeray, Ballads and Verses and Miscellaneous Contributions to “Punch” (London: Macmillan and Co., 1904), 181-184.  Thanks to Patrick O’Neill for alerting me to this gloss in the FWEET database.

7 In Finnegans Wake, “all meanings are potential” – Roy Gottfried, Joyce’s Iritis and the Irritated Text: The Dis-Lexic “Ulysses” (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995), 21.

8 Arthur Power, Conversations with James Joyce, ed. Clive Hart (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974), 89.




February Issue:

THE YOGA OF FINNEGANS WAKE:  Pulling on a Tantric thread

By Bridget O’Rourke and James Shaw

Notes and citations:

Heinrich Zimmer, Maya der indische Mythos, 1936 Translated into English as Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Princeton University Press, edited and compiled by Joseph Campbell based on Zimmer’s lecture notes covering some of the material from the German book which has not been translated in full). H. P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled, 1877.

James S. Atherton, The Books at the Wake, Southern Illinois University Press, 1959

(A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake, with Henry Morton Robinson, Penguin Books, 1986, 341 f 4))

[image of the Brocken Spectre at Cliffs of Moher, with the following caption:  Image: Brocken Spectre at the Cliffs of Moher, by Sean Tompkins]

Mircea Eliade, Yoga/ Immortality and Freedom, Princeton University Press, 1969, p. 3

image of Shiva:

[Image:  Combined object–Shiva and Shakti]

Image: Vishnu and Lakshmi

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake, with Henry Morton Robinson, Penguin Books, 1986, p. 343 f 13 & f 14)

Philosophies of India, p.57, Princeton University Press, 1969, .

image of The Four Yugas

Wendy Doniger, The Hindus/An Alternative History,Penguin Books, 2010, p.58

St. Kevin (Wikmedia Commons, public domain— Hindu Priest Yogi Swami, Wearing Various Strands including Rudraksha Beads]

(Desiraju Hanumanta Rao, Valmiki Ramayana,  1-41-19)

12. Image of the Notebook section as to tat tvam asi–Source: James Joyce’s The Index Manuscript. Finnegans Wake Holograph. Workbook VI.B.46. Arr. and preface by Danis Rose. A Wake Newslitter, Essex, England, 1978.

McHugh, citing McPherson

Campbell p.241, Mythic Worlds, Modern Words, New World Library, 1993).