Finnegans Wake. Edited by Danis Rose and John O’Hanlon (2010)
Book ID: 64847
Finnegans Wake. Edited by Danis Roase and John O’Hanlon. Houyhnhnm Press, 2010. Folio. A fine copy in buckram, in originals cardboard slipcase with slim companion volume bound in grey card.
Limited Edition, One of 800 Copies.
This new, critically emended edition of Finnegans Wake, welcomed by Seamus Deane as ‘astonishing and pleasing beyond measure’, is now delivered to its reading public seventy years after the novel’s first publication by Faber & Faber on the 4th of May 1939.
This edition is the summation of thirty years’ intense engagement by textual scholars Danis Rose and John O’Hanlon. Typographically re-set for the first time in its publishing history, incorporates some 9000 minor yet crucial corrections and amendments, covering punctuation marks, font choice, spacing, misspellings, misplaced phrases and ruptured syntax. Although individually minor, these changes are nonetheless crucial in that they facilitate a smooth reading of the book’s allusive density and essential fabric.