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Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis presents an analysis and interpretation of Joycean literary devices, narrative techniques and rhetorical strategies that have been integrated by Robert Anton Wilson in his novel Masks of the Illuminati. The author shows how Wilson uses word games of Finnegans Wake and other devices to depict dreams in his novel and "to conceal and reveal a variety of levels of meaning and postcolonial insight" (p. v-iv). Narrative techniques examined include multiple viewpoints, combined words, multi-lingual puns and webs of allusions.
Wagner, Eric Robert, "The influence of Finnegans Wake on Robert Anton Wilson's Masks of the Illuminati" (2004). Theses Digitization Project. 4345.