Our Exagmination Round his Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress. By Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Thomas McGreevy, John Rodker, and others. With Letter of Protest by G.V.L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon. London: Faber, 1929. First UK Edition. Pp 94. Light blue cloth boards gilt title on spine, in in publisher's dust jacket. A very good copy.
This early critique of Joyce's final work, from twelve different angles (attributed to Joyce's two pseudonyms G.V.L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon), dealing with Joyce's linguistic innovations in instalments of the experimental Work in Progress. It published some ten years prior to the publication of 'Finnegans Wake', and includes a passage which was omitted from the finished novel. Part of the incentive to publish was apparently to raise funds for the perennially impecunious Joyce.