Joyce and the Invention of Irish History: Finnegans Wake in Context

Joyce and the Invention of Irish History: Finnegans Wake in Context

Thomas C. Hofheinz


This incisive and unique research of James Joyce's paintings explores Joyce's bright fictional therapy of Irish historic writing, particularly in Finnegans Wake. Linking Joyce's paintings to present ancient feedback, contemporary Irish historiography and antiquarianism, and the Catholic providential historical past of Vico's New technology, Hofheinz exhibits how Joyce used historic assets to light up deep and regularly occurring human difficulties within the glossy period of eire. The publication increases questions principal to Irish identification in cultural, social, familial, and mental phrases.

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