Finnegans Wake Penguin 1982

About the
Finnegans Wake Society of New York
and the
Wake Watchers

We meet monthly in a private apartment (now that our former home, the famous Gotham Book Mart is closed). Our method is to read short sections of the text aloud and then discuss them extensively especially interpreting individual words and tracking down allusions, basically using the wonderful FWEET web site, but also research in specialized studies.

Here's a brief and interesting history of the founding of the Finnegans Wake Society of New York by the current president of the James Joyce Society of New York, Nicholas Fargnoli.

Some members have been in the group for decades, and thus it's not a good group for beginners. Most new readers try a single meeting and opt out. But we're open to anyone who wants to try.