Joyce’s Notebooks: Publicizing the Private Sphere of Writing



James Joyce’s notebooks, in particular the 14,000 pages related to Finnegans Wake, are both a curiosity, a colourful episode in the history of the notebook genre, and an exemplary case that requires us to rethink the notion of the preparatory notebook and what it presupposes. I would like to preface my discussion of these notebooks with two rather anecdotal observations.1


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