Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Volleys of HumanityEssays 1972-2009$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Helene Cixous and Eric Prenowitz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639038

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 21 September 2021

The Pleasure Reinciple or Paradox Lost

The Pleasure Reinciple or Paradox Lost

Chapter:
(p.75) Chapter 4 The Pleasure Reinciple or Paradox Lost
Source:
Volleys of Humanity
Author(s):

Hélène Cixous

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0005

This chapter examines the ‘adomical’ motif of the ‘Phoenix’. This motif is secretly associated with the theme of Sin in the beginning of the Portrait of the Artist. The chapter first studies Finnegans Wake, which contains a combination of different levels of meaning and usually paradoxical interferences. It then looks at the role of the phoenix and Phoenix Park in the life of Joyce's Earwicker family. Finally, the chapter considers the Augustinian theme of felix culpa and the Wakean signifier.

Keywords:   Phoenix, Sin, Portrait of the Artist, Finnegans Wake, levels of meaning, paradoxical interferences, felix culpa, Wakean signifier, Earwicker family

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.