Illuminating The Wake no. 30

My exploration of Finnegans Wake, a personal process of ‘reading-through-drawing’ continues with the fifth ‘chapter’ of ‘book’ I. The process always begins with the book itself and my immediate responses to what I find in the text. I make pencil annotations of my impressions each time I revisit a passage, trying not to be too […]

Illuminating The Wake No. 29

Welcome to the latest ‘Illuminating the Wake’ in which I will be sharing more of my visual approach to reading Finnegans Wake. Readers of previous posts will be familiar with how I go about this. Basically its a page by page process of annotation, pictorial notation and drawing which builds up a graphic representation of […]

Illuminating The Wake no. 28

‘Illuminating the Wake’ is where I get to share my own particular approach to reading Finnegans Wake, a process I have come to consider as of ‘reading-through-drawing’.  Like many readers of the Wake, I find it helpful to add my own annotations to the text as I work my way through the book.  These annotations […]

Clinton Cahill’s Illuminating The Wake no.25

Welcome back to Illuminating The Wake, a personal visualization of Finnegans Wake through pictorial notation and ‘reading-through-drawing’.  If this is your first visit to this blog, well basically I’m trying to explore some of the meaning of the text by recording mental images generated at the point of reading.  Hence the resulting densely layered surface, […]

Clinton Cahill’s Illuminating The Wake no. 24

After a ‘canoodling’ interlude, discussed in my previous post, inquiries into Earwicker’s conduct resume. In an evocative alignment of two forms of container, questions are raised concerning the missing letter and the stolen coffin. We have a policeman’s court account of HCE’s notorious encounter with the Cad, followed by a section about the two girls […]