Finnegans Wake: Some Eastern Aspects by Zulfiqar Ali ChoudhryFinnegans Wake: Some Eastern Aspects by Zulfiqar Ali Choudhry

Finnegans Wake: Some Eastern Aspects

byZulfiqar Ali Choudhry

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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In Finnegans Wake, James Joyce's last and most difficult book, Dr Ali Choudhry shows that Joyce may truly be said to have become "Europasianized." Whereas the Eastern aspects of the thought of Joyce's contemporaries W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot are relatively well known and well understood, scholars with the relevant qualifications have fought shy of the linguistic and narrative challenges thrown up by Finnegans Wake. Dr Ali Choudhry is not so easily daunted, however, and he differs from his predecessors in being an expert in the languages and cultures of the Subcontinent. His study of Finnegans Wake's roots in the Koran, in Hinduism, in the Thousand and One Nights and in Persian vocabulary and thought; it is at once a definitive work in itself and a source of inspiration for future Joyce scholars and students.
Dr Zulfiqar Ali Choudhry Dr. Lit., (Reading, UK) was born in Pakistan and attended the King George Military College in Jhelum (1969-74) Fascinated with Britain and the English language, he took a ten year tenure at Lahore University, Pakistan, lecturing in English. Eventually he and his family moved to Reading in the UK where he achiev...
Title:Finnegans Wake: Some Eastern AspectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.08 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Whyte TracksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8792632408

ISBN - 13:9788792632401


Table of Contents

Foreword - Patrick Parrinder v Abreviations viii Introduction xi Part I: The Arabian Nights in Finnegans Wake 1 Joyce and the Arabian Nights: the importance of Richard Burton 1 2 Harun al-Rashid as "pseudo-caliph" of the Nights 14 3 Shaharazad and Dunyazad: Issy and ALP 26 4 Sindbad and the Sailor and Two Other Tall Tales 41 Part II: Joyce's Use of the Indic Canon 5 Sandhyas and its implications 57 6 ALP and the Indic Theosophical Creed 72 7 St. Kevin and the Yoga Way 85 Part III: Islam in Finnegans Wake 8 The Truth about the "Cubehouse" 103 9 The Quran in Finnegans Wake (Part 1) 115 10 The Quran in Finnegans Wake (Part 2) 124 Part IV: Persian Thought in Finnegans Wake 11 The Wake as "Persianly literatured" (FW 183.10) 149 Supplement and Appendices: The Vocabulary of Islam: texts from Eastern Culture & Thought; 159 Eve; Iblis, equivalent of Satan; 163 The Queen of Sheba; 174 The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo 181 Glossary 247 Bibliography (selected)

Editorial Reviews

"The checkered territory of Finnegans Wake has been extensively charted, but mainly from a predominantly Eurocentric perspective. In 'Finnegans Wake: Some Eastern Aspects' Zulfiqar Ali now fills a wide gap by turning to a neglected Asian background and concentrating on an abundance of Arabian, Indian, Islamic and Persian elements. The numerous acute details will increase our grasp of a still largely opaque text."