Book Series The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo

James Joyce

The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.3

Vincent Deane, Daniël Ferrer, Geert Lernout (eds)

  • Pages: 152 p.
  • Size:225 x 295 mm
  • Illustrations:8 col., 14 tables col., + ill.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2001

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-51306-5
  • Hardback
  • Available


"Any serious reader of Joyce now owes a debt of gratitude to the devotion and to the scholarly and technical resourcefulness of the editors of these volumes."    (R. Brown in Irish Studies Review, vol. 11, n°3, 2003, p. 373)


The Finnegans Wake Notebook Edition is a fully integrated and cross-referenced edition of all the extant work-books compiled by Joyce after the completion of Ulysses. It will be published as a series of fascicles, one per authorial notebook, three per scribal notebook, fifty-five in all. This will make individual notebooks available to scholars as they appear and allow critical feedback, laying the foundations for an electronic edition that will be prepared simultaneously. The editorial aim is to bring together all of the information relevant to each note in as concise and simple a way as possible. The Finnegans Wake Notebook Edition will provide a reference library of comprehensively quoted source material-in effect an annotated digest of Joyce's working library-which will serve as a new star-ting point not just for exegesis of Finnegans Wake, but also for biographical, textual, and literary criticism of Joyce. Furthermore, the Edition will allow for a reconstruction of Joyce's intellectual concerns and compositional habits during the drafting of Work in Progress / Finnegans Wake.

"No one doubts that every good library should have the entire text of the Wake; and there are good reasons for saying the same of the Finnegans Wake Notebooks". (D. Attridge in: Modernism/modernity, 2006)