Guest Blog: Illuminating the WAKE with Clinton Cahill: part 15

Though last month I mentioned that in this post I would look at HCE’s encounter with ‘the Cad’, I’ve decided to forego that pleasure for the moment and dwell for a while on pages 33 and 34, which concern HCE’s indiscretion and early rumours that challenge his reputation.  We’ll deal with ‘the Cad’ next time. […]

Guest Blog: Illuminating the WAKE with Clinton Cahill: part 14

Hello and welcome to my first Illuminating The Wake post for 2014.   The second ‘chapter’ of the first ‘book’ of Finnegans Wake has been variously known as ‘The Ballad’, ‘HCE – His Agnomen and Reputation’, ‘The Cad’ and ‘The Humphriad’. It appears to be an academic but not entirely reliable account of how Earwicker acquired his […]