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 10

The next ‘episode’ in our journey through Finnegans Wake concerns a darkly comic exchange between two blurry personages Mutt and Jute (FW.15.29 – 18.24). These particular incarnations of the ever-conflicting Shem and Shaun elements encounter each other in a post catastrophic landscape; the brick dust and humus of civilization in which fragments of past life […]