Space-Time Polarity in "Finnegans Wake"

  title={Space-Time Polarity in "Finnegans Wake"},
  author={Shiv Kumar Kumar},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  pages={230 - 233}
  • S. Kumar
  • Published 1 May 1957
  • Art
  • Modern Philology
riving from two distinctly different attitudes in art: whereas one is based on coexistence in space, the other is exclusively related to a realization of sequence in time.' Each category of art, consequently, implies a different set of values, although an artist working in one medium may occasionally suggest, with a view to creating certain special effects, values normally attributed to the other. This space-time polarity is as fundamental to any aesthetic theory as to any system of metaphysics… 



Hugh Kenner, in an article, has attempted to dissociate Joyce from the Dedalus-figure: "Joyce's Ulysses: Homer and Hamlet," Essays in Criticism

  • XI (January,
  • 1941

It may here be interesting to investigate Shem's identity with James Joyce. Like his creator, he is a "tanner vuice" (Finnegans Wake, p. 182); "all ears

  • 1941

his unheavenly body a no uncertain quantity of obscene matter not protected by copriright in the United Stars of Ourania

    182). (Note the veiled allusions to Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • inartistic portraits of himself