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Finn's Hotel and the Joycean Canon

O'Sullivan, James

Ithys Press controversially published Finn’s Hotel in June 2013. Edited by Danis Rose, the publication divides opinion amongst Joyce scholars, and considering the profile of the author, this debate has, thus far, been played out in the public domain. Ithys and Rose contend that the fragments warrant consideration as a standalone collection, the style in which they are written suggesting that such was Joyce’s intention. This view is not unanimously accepted, with some scholars countering that the writings are merely early drafts for what would later become Finnegans Wake, and thus should not be published as an independent addition to the Joycean canon. In the absence of significant circumstantial evidence, this essay uses computer-assisted stylometric techniques to seek alternative methods of determining the place of Finn’s Hotel within the Joycean canon.

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Genetic Joyce Studies, available online: http://www.geneticjoycestudies.org/GJS14/GJS14_OSullivan.htm

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