Everything you need to understand or teach Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.
Finnegan's Wake is a classic of modern Irish literature. The author represents the tremendous effort by the Irish to reclaim and reassert their ethnic identity after conquest by the English in Britain. The author was an Irishman who proved the adage that money does not make the man. Ireland had succeeded in establishing high quality schools and through this, thanks largely to this gift, he willingly proved himself to be a literary genius. It may be worth noting that James Joyce was not entirely conventional nor anti-conventional in his lifestyle. He had a decades long romance with Nora Barnacle. However, it is a well known fact that they cohabited for nearly 20 years prior to marrying each other. James Joyce died eleven years after they wed. Finnegan's Wake was a challenge for him to publish and he was able to do this by having a serialized version of... View more of the Finnegans Wake Summary