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A Word In Your Ear
How & Why to Read James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
by Eric Rosenbloom

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E X C E R P T S :
Introductory Pages
See also the introductory essay
at the James Joyce Bibliography
Archdruid Berkeley
& St. Patrick

— a reading of pp. 611–612 —
(9-page 66-KB pdf file)

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The Ravisht Bride
— Brighid and the year 1132 —
(11-page 66-KB pdf file)

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A Sheaf of Araby  by Eric Rosenbloom
(renewal and the sacred whore)
(17-page 108-KB pdf file)
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Return to Senders
(Mother Goose in Finnegans Wake)
by Eric Rosenbloom
(6-page 104-KB pdf file)

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“Fair, Brown, and Trembling”
(an Irish Cinderella story)

“their old one page codex book of old year's eve 1132,
M.M.L.J. old style”

(a 74-KB pdf file of pages 386–399, set in the manner of parallel gospels)

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“O tell me all about Anna Livia!”
(Italian, English, and French versions of pages 196–201 & 215–216)

“In these places sojournemus”
(1.5-MB pdf file of pages 260–309, newly set spreads)

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Witches Brew
(“Rot a peck of pa’s malt ...”)
(a reading of Finnegans Wake, pages 21–23)
by Eric Rosenbloom
(14-page 80-KB pdf file)

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“Hark, the corne entreats! And the larpnotes prittle.”
(a 16-KB pdf file of the Prankquean–Jarl van Hoother story,
pages 21–23, set on a single page for easy reference)

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Serapis on the Liffey
by Eric Rosenbloom

Serapis, by Georg Ebers
(391-page 850-KB pdf file)

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Mummeries of Resurrection
The Cycle of Osiris in Finnegans Wake
by Mark L. Troy

Osiris, Isis, and Horus,
by Georg Ebers

of Finnegans Wake
Ancient Irish Rituals of Finnegans Wake
by George Cinclair Gibson
(Table 4.1: Divestiture & Demise)
(Table 6.1: Investiture)


Clarence Sterling
1132 AD & Saint Brighid &
Foriver For Allof — The Ravisht Timing A’Bride
contributions to FWAKE-L
contributions to “Prankquean”

Karl Reisman
“Darktongues”: Fufulde and Hausa in Finnegans Wake
“Soullfriede”: W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Mosiah Garvey in Finnegans Wake
“In the muddle is the sounddance”: another introduction to the reading of Finnegans Wake


“Of the first was he to bare arms ...”; and,
“a daintical pair of accomplasses”
( Vieus Von DVbLIn )

“The prankquean was to hold her dummyship ...”


“Well, you know or don’t you kennet or haven’t I told you
every telling has a taling and that’s the he and the she of it.”
 James Joyce reciting pages 213–216, 1929
(8.5-minute 11.8-MB MP3 file

a) Delfas. b) Dorhqk. c) Nublid. d) Dalway.
 Jim Norton reciting question 4, pages 140–141
(2.5-minute 2.3-MB MP3 file


  “Finnegan’s Wake” (the song)  

“The Ballad of Persse O’Reilly”
pages 44-47 sung by Frank Harte
on A Prairie Home Companion, March 4, 2000, Dublin
(2.8-MB MP3 file)


a prejudiced list of resources
useful to the reader of Finnegans Wake

A Shorter Finnegans Wake

The primary editions of Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake for Children


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