Scandinavian Elements of Finnegans Wake

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ISBN 978-0-8101-3824-7
Publication Date
October 2018
Page Count
272 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Scandinavian Elements of Finnegans Wake

Dounia Bunis Christiani

In Scandinavian Elements of “Finnegans Wake,” Dounia Bunis Christiani addresses herself to an enormous task: examining the significance of Scandinavian history, literature, and languages for the composition of James Joyce’s masterwork. Whereas critical studies of Joyce tend to fall into two categories—those exploring the philosophical grounding of his works and those providing close textual readings—the significance of Christiani’s work lies in her deep historical and cultural analysis.
About the Author

DOUNIA BUNIS CHRISTIANI, born in 1913, taught English literature at Wisconsin State University—Eau Claire. She wrote on English and Scandinavian literature and translated Ibsen’s The Wild Duck into English.