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“Hume Sweet Hume”: skepticism, idealism, and burial in Finnegans wake
What is the relationship between the Irish modernist writings of James Joyce and the Scottish empirical philosophy of David Hume? Here I discuss Joyce’s conception of Hume as a philosopher and explore the presence of Hume’s ...
Joyce’s Burns night : the poetry of Robert Burns in Finnegans wake
This essay studies Joyce’s use of the poetry of Robert Burns in Finnegans Wake. The main works covered in this chapter are Burns’ poems ‘The Cottar’s Saturday Night’ which is used by Joyce in the ‘Fable of the Ondt and the ...