Letters written between 1950 and 1975 by Thornton Wilder and Adaline Glasheen discussing their reading of Finnegan's Wake.
List of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction by Adaline Glashcen Editor's Introduction Editorial Statement Abbreviations The Finnegans Wake Letters of Thornton Wilder and Adaline Glasheen, 1950-1975 APPENDICES I Of the Four Old Men in Finnegans Wake Thornton Wilder II Memorandum
- re Frank Budgen's "Joyce's Chapters of Going Forth By Day" Thornton Wilder III "Finnegans Wake
- The Polyglot Everyman" [Draft A] Thornton Wilder IV "Finnegans Wake
- The Polyglot Everyman" [Draft B] Thornton Wilder V Letters to Dounia Bunis Christiani, Scarsdale, New York Thornton Wilder VI A Puzzle Thornton Wilder VII Twins Thornton Wilder VIII "The Strange Cold Fowl in Finnegans Wake" Adaline Glasheen IX Helen Joyce 1962 Adaline Glasheen X Helen Joyce 1963 Adaline Glasheen XI Another Painful Case Adaline Glasheen XII City Adaline Glasheen XIII Historical and Literary Figures in Joyce's Work Adaline Glasheen XIV George Reavey to Thornton Wilder BIBLIOGRAPHIES General Bibliography Bibliography of the Printed Works of Thornton Wilder on James Joyce Bibliography of the Unpublished Works of Thornton Wilder on James Joyce Bibliography of the Printed Works of Adaline Glasheen on James Joyce Bibliography of the Unpublished Works of Adaline Glasheen on James Joyce INDICES Index of names Index to Page/Line References to Finnegans Wake
"The fourteen appendices by both critics will further enthral Joyce scholars as they un-pick the master's verbal gymnastics, allusions, references and puns ... This is an exciting feast of Joyceana."
Books Ireland Summer 2001
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CHOICE Feb 2002
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Irish Literary Supplement Spring 2002