Our Exagmination Round His Factification For Incamination of Work in Progress With Letters of Protest by G.V.L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon.
Faber & Faber, 1929. First English Edition from French sheets. Mediterranean blue cloth. All edges of text block and top of boards lightly toned, former owner's name and date front free endpaper, near fine in near fine dust jacket in mylar cover. Item #214300
Essays written in defense of Joyce's "Work in Progress," at the time published serially in the periodical "transition" and finally, after great secrecy over copyright infringement, appeared as Finnegan's Wake, published in 1939. Collectively gathered here are pieces by writers, editors and publishers who played a part in Joyce's creative life, celebrating the "Faustian fustian" that continues to baffle and delight. The essay "Dante...Bruno' stands out as Beckett's first appearance in print.