Clinton Cahill Illuminating The Wake no. 26

  ‘As the lion in our teargarten remembers the nenuphars of his Nile…’       This chapter of Finnegans Wake begins with the besieged Earwicker still dwelling on what he regards as his unfortunate beguilement by ‘those liliths’, those ‘charmermisses’ (chamber maids – Edenic snake charmers?) the two young girls on whom he seems […]