Finn's Hotel

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Finn's Hotel is a posthumously-published collection of ten short narrative pieces written by Irish author James Joyce.[1] Written in 1923, the works were not published until 2013 by Ithys Press, who claimed the work to be a precursor to Joyce's Finnegans Wake.[2]

Publication[edit]

Ithys Press published their fine arts edition of Finn's Hotel in June 2013.[2] The edition was arranged with a preface by Danis Rose, an introduction by Seamus Deane, featuring eleven illustrations by Casey Sorrow, and design and letterpress printed by Michael Caine.

The publication attracted controversy as some Joyce scholars labeled the works as drafts, not meant for publication.[1][3][4][5]

In the spring of 2014, James O'Sullivan wrote an article for Genetic Joyce Studies, “Finn’s Hotel and the Joycean Canon”, which uses computational stylistics to analyze the text of Finn's Hotel to determine whether the text is merely early drafts or should be part of Joyce's canon. O'Sullivan concluded that "the fragments within Finn’s Hotel are most likely drafts for what became Finnegans Wake" and that statistically "the criticisms of Ithys Press are seemingly upheld."[6]

Print editions[edit]

Title Language Publisher Publish Date ISBN
Finn's Hotel English Ithys Press June 2013 ?
Finn's Hotel Spanish Editorial Losada 2013[7] 9789500399739
Finn's Hotel Italian Gallucci 2013[8] 9788861456525
Το Κονάκι του Φιν Greek Psichogios Publications 2014[9] 9786180103366
Finn's Hotel Portuguese Compahnia das Letras 2014[10] 9788535924558
Finn's Hotel German Suhrkamp Verlag 2014[11] 9789536751846
Hotel Finna Polish Wydawnictwo WAB 2014 9788328009271

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