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Encyclopedia > A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake (1944) by mythologist Joseph Campbell and Henry Morton Robinson is an important work of literary criticism. One of the first major texts to provide an indepth analysis of Finnegans Wake (James Joyce's final novel), A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake is considered by many scholars to be a seminal work on the text [1]. The term monomyth, which Campbell used to describe his journey of the hero in his book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, came from Finnegans Wake. Folkloristics is the formal academic study of folklore and mythology. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish name Séamas Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an expatriate Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) is the seminal work of comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell. ...


Chapters

  • SYNOPSIS AND DEMONSTRATION
    • Synopsis
    • Demonstration
  • BOOK I:THE BOOK OF THE PARENTS
    • Chapter 1: Finnegan's Fall
    • Chapter 2: HCE-His Agnomen and Reputation
    • Chapter 3: HCE-His Trial and Incarceration
    • Chapter 4: HCE-His Demise and Resurrection
    • Chapter 5: The Manifesto of ALP
    • Chapter 6: Riddles-The Personages of the Manifesto
    • Chapter 7: Shem the Penman
    • Chapter 8: The Washers at the Ford
  • BOOK II: THE BOOK OF THE SONS
    • Chapter 1: The Children's Hour
    • Chapter 2: The Study Period-Triv and Quad
    • Chapter 3: Taverny in Feast
    • Chapter 4: Bride-Ship and Gulls
  • BOOK III: THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE
    • Chapter 1: Shaun before the People
    • Chapter 2: Jaun before St. Bride's
    • Chapter 3: Yawn under Inquest
    • Chapter 4: HCE and ALP-Their Bed of Trial
  • BOOK IV: RECORSO
  • CONCLUSION

External link

  • Summary from the Joseph Campbell Foundation
  • Finnegans Wake Breakdown

 
 

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