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Published: 03 April 2009

332 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195321036

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Joyce's Kaleidoscope

An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Philip Kitcher

Joyce's Kaleidoscope aims to dissolve the supposed impenetrability of Finnegans Wake. Philip Kitcher suggests that the Wake is Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as an Aging Man." Its dream-language is a device for investigating the sources of value in human lives, and, in the rich music of that language, Joyce celebrates the ordinary, offers his distinctive humanism, and provides a festival of life itself.