Joyce's Book Of The Dark: Finnegans Wake

Paperback | June 15, 1993

byJohn Bishop

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Joyce’s Book of the Dark gives us such a blend of exciting intelligence and impressive erudition that it will surely become established as one of the most fascinating and readable Finnegans Wake studies now available.”—Margot Norris, James Joyce Literary Supplement

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“Joyce’s Book of the Dark gives us such a blend of exciting intelligence and impressive erudition that it will surely become established as one of the most fascinating and readable Finnegans Wake studies now available.”—Margot Norris, James Joyce Literary Supplement

John Bishop is associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.   
Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10 × 8 × 1.2 inPublished:June 15, 1993Publisher:University Of Wisconsin Press

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ISBN - 10:0299108244

ISBN - 13:9780299108243

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“Though it is well known that Joyce claimed that his intention in Finnegans Wake was to ‘reconstruct the nocturnal life,’ Bishop is the first scholar to see in this notion the key to Joyce’s wildly obscure masterpiece.  His reading of Finnegans Wake as a night-book produces a new sense of the book’s form, shape, and structure.  In his reading, Freud, Vico, and the Egyptian Book of the Dead take on new meaning, and his accounts of the geography and sexuality of the Wake are fascinating.  Bishop brings a rare command of the text to his difficult enterprise, and the organization and prose are models of clarity.  ‘You is feeling like you was lost in the bush, boy?’ Joyce’s Book of the Dark will help all serious readers of the Wake get their bearings.”—Keith Cushman, Library Journal