Saturday, August 9, 2014

[Volunteers' to-do list]

transcribing sheetmusic into mp3s (via abc notation)

p27 [if the seep were milk you could lieve his olde by his ide] sheetmusic

p38 [though humble the bounquet 'tis a leaman's farewell] sheetmusic

p56 [O'Breen's not his name nor the brown one his maid] sheetmusic  midi2

p72 [Swayed in his Falling] sheetmusic 

The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman (1845)
Written and Sung by John Brougham, [1814-1880]

Barney take me home again [sheetmusic]

p288 It is a Charming Girl I Love [sheetmusic]


museyroom battlemap p9
someone who enjoys studying battleplans needs to master the Napoleonic battle mapped here, and explain why Joyce drew the map as he did (we can expect he tweaked the facts to some unknown degree, to better fit FW)


Thom's 1904!!
Bloomsday Freeman's Journal

Friday, August 1, 2014

[Closereading the first drafts of Book Two: call for participation]

Book Two, chapters 1 and 2 are not (yet) well annotated by McHugh or Fweet, because the published versions are heavily 'barnacled'.

With Hayman's (1963) help, we can begin to unpack the simplest early layers, in chronological order:

II.2 Muddest Thick 1926? (cf lost 1924 vignettes)

II.1 Mime of Mick Nick & Maggies1930?

II.2 pre-draft-six 1934?

II.2 draft six1934?

II.2 Issy's letter 1934?

II.2 Storiella 1934?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

[the wakean blues]

"I detest Punningans Wake in which a cancerous growth of fancy word-tissue hardly redeems the dreadful joviality of the folklore and the easy, too easy, allegory... I am indifferent to Finnegans Wake as I am to all regional literature written in dialect..." VN

Here in 1934 he seems to be piling on old notes with almost no connective tissue (trying to get a dry engine restarted?)

I find I've started thinking of Joyce's technique in FW as 'adding barnacles' to hide the meaning, and too often in the later years it seems like 'barnacles for the sake of barnacles'.

eg: 283.29-.32 "Give you the fantods, seemed to him. They ought to told you every last word first stead of trying every which way to kinder smear it out poison long."
These barnacles have all been traced to Huckleberry Finn:
'they always give me the fan-tods'
'seemed to me'
'I ought to told her father'
'every last word'
'every which way'
'to kinder'
'pison long'

(I may start calling those passages that seem like barnacles-for-the-sake-of-barnacles 'syphilitic', not because I believe that faddish trashtalk, but as a way of confronting the unspoken fears.)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Page 303

Assigned reading (9 pars [] plus 131 notes) [secondary] [McH] [*]

synopsis: 'an interlude — describing Dolph in detail'

FDV: "Ay. And efter all of his muddlingisms wouldn't a clean stab of the ruler do it quicker, anon would think Frankey who, to be plain, was misocain. Once"

2DV: "And this is the way Romeopollopaloops. Hold the pen, man way I do. And this, look, is Lordbyrinazigazaggy. Ay. But efter all of his medley of muddlingisms fruits thee faroots of culture cullchaw ate setaraw citraw, wouldn't wan able stab of the ruler do for him smarter, as it did has like it done for manny another of the hairy hang dary firstlings, anon would think Frankey who, to be plain, was misocain. Once"



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Page 302

Assigned reading (9 pars [] plus 123 notes) [secondary] [McH] [*]

synopsis: 'an interlude — describing Dolph in detail'

FDV: "Intricatedly yours, jirryalimaloop. I remainto fallthereatyourfeet jimmyinswearmorose."

2DV: "With best apologigs for again trisposing on your bumficence. Signing Signang away, happy nestcomplete. Intricatedly in years, Jirryalimpaloop. I romain to fallthereatyourfate hurryaswarmorose. And this is how Napoleapool Saint Holypolypools."



Monday, June 30, 2014

Page 301

Assigned reading (9 pars [] plus 118 notes) [secondary] [McH] [*]

synopsis: 'an interlude — describing Dolph in detail'

FDV: "tightropes."

2DV: "taut tightropes."