The Analyst

The Analyst was a periodical published in the 1950s and 1960s by the Department of English of Northwestern University, under the editorship of Robert Mayo. During its lifetime, it published articles dealing with Ezra Pound (exclusively The Cantos) and James Joyce (primarily Finnegans Wake).

Possibly due to its low-key appearance (its issues were mimeographed and left-hand-corner stapled), its small distribution (starting off as a departmental publication), its unassuming name (more appropriate for a department of chemistry), and its early-birdness (being the first periodical to devote whole issues to Finnegans Wake, years before the publication of A Wake Newslitter and James Joyce Quarterly), it has been all but forgotten. It is rarely mentioned in bibliographies (Thomas F. Staley's An Annotated Critical Bibliography of James Joyce being one exception, if an error-riddled one) and I have found it impossible to locate any source, paper- or web-based, that lists all the articles that have appeared between each issue's non-existent covers.

After years of searching, I have been able to lay my paws on a set of twenty-five issues of The Analyst, apparently almost all that was ever published. As kindly reported to me by Edward Burns, the final number of The Analyst was issue XXVI, which I am still looking for. As an aid to future generations who may wonder about the contents of these issues, I have laid out this page, which lists all the articles in all the issues of The Analyst I know of. The issues devoted to Ezra Pound (12 issues) appear in black, the ones devoted to James Joyce (14 issues) appear in red.

Issue/Title Author Pages
Number I, March 1953
A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (I-IV)E. M. Glenn1-7
Number II, July 1953
A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (V)Donald H. Tritschler1-7
Addenda (Canto III)Renato Poggioli8
Addenda (Cantos II, IV)Achilles Fang8-9
Number III, December 1953
A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (VI)Thelma C. Balagot1-9
Addenda (Canto V)Renato Poggioli et al.10
Addenda (Cantos II-V)John J. Espey10-11
Number IV, June 1954
A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (VII)Robert Schneideman1-14
Addenda (Cantos I, III-VI)John J. Espey14-15
Addenda (Canto II)Eva Hesse16
Addenda (Cantos III-VI)Augusto de Campos16-17
Addenda (Canto IV)Haroldo de Campos17-18
Number V, October 1954
A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (VIII)Robert Mayo et al.1-18
Number VI, January 1955
Addenda (Cantos V,VII)Achilles Fang1-2
Addenda (Canto VII)Jonh Palmer, Richard Ellmann2-4
Addenda (Canto VII)Fritz Vanderpyl, Achilles Fang4-6
Addenda (Canto VII)Babette Deutsch6
Addenda (Canto VII)Haroldo and Augusto de Campos6-7
Addenda (Cantos VI,VIII)Robert Mayo7-8
Number VII, April 1955
A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (IX)Robert Mayo et al.1-24
Corrections (Cantos LXXVI, LXXXII)The Committee for Ezra Pound24
Number VIII, June 1955
A Guide to Canto I of Ezra Pound (Revised and Enlarged)E. M. Glenn1-10
Addenda (Canto VII)Robert Mayo (?)10-14
Addenda (Canto VIII)Haroldo de Campos14
Query (Cantos)Haroldo de Campos15
Number IX, December 1955
The End of the "Oxen of the Sun": An Analysis of the Boosing Scene in James Joyce's UlyssesDaniel Weiss1-16
Number X, March 1956
Notes on Finnegans Wake and UlyssesJohn V. Kelleher1-9
The End of the "Oxen of the Sun" (Commentary and Addenda)Ellsworth Mason et al.10-18
Number XI, July 1956
A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (X)Anthony Manganaris-Decavalles1-18
Number XII, April 1957
"Soft Morning, City!": A Paraphrase of the End of Finnegans WakeJohn Hinsdale Thompson1-8
Notes on Finnegans WakeJohn V. Kelleher9-15
Number XIII, July 1957
A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (XI)Robert Mayo1-13
Number XIV, September 1957
From a Banned Writer to a Banned Singer (Edited by Ellsworth Mason and Richard Ellmann)James Joyce1-13
Number XV, March 1958
From a Banned Writer to a Banned Singer (Corrections, Emendations, Supplementary Notes, Errata)John V. Kelleher et al.1-8
Notes on Finnegans WakeJohn V. Kelleher9-13
The End of the "Oxen of the Sun" (Notes)Michael J. Lennon14-16
Number XVI, February 1959
Shaun in BrooklynRuth von Phul1-22
From a Banned Writer to a Banned Singer (Some Further Notes)W. M. Merchant23
Number XVII, 1959 (?)
Out of My CensusAdaline Glasheen1-73
Shaun in Brooklyn (Errata)Ruth von Phul73
Number XVIII, 1960 (?)
A Guide to Canto II of Ezra Pound (Revised and Enlarged)E. M. Glenn1-25
Number XIX, December 1960
Some Zurich Allusions in Finnegans WakeFritz Senn1-24
Number XX, September 1961
Father Finn AgainPhilip B. Sullivan1-2
A Geometry Problem in Finnegans WakeDiane and Paul Thompson2-4
In the Wake of the CensusRobert F. Gleckner5-11
Shaun in Brooklyn (Corrigenda and Addenda)Ruth von Phul12-14
Number XXI, July 1962
Mind Your Hats Goan In!: Notes on the Museyroom Episode of Finnegans Wake, Part I (8.9-9.7)Philip Lamar Graham et al.1-21
Number XXII, October 1962
Mind Your Hats Goan In!: Notes on the Museyroom Episode of Finnegans Wake, Part II (9.7-10.23)Philip Lamar Graham et al.1-24
Number XXIII, November 1964
Part of What the Thunder Said in Finnegans WakeAdaline Glasheen1-29
Number XXIV, March 1965
Christ and Le Diable: Two Joyce Speculations (Table of Contents)Robert Mayo (?)1
Reflections on "Scribbledehobble": A Note on Joyce's Debt to Edouard DujardinHenry Edelheit2-4
Some Additional Christian Allusions in the WakeEdward A. Kopper, Jr.5-22
Thunderstruck: A Reply to Mrs. GlasheenRuth von Phul23-28
Part of What the Thunder Said in Finnegans Wake (Erratum)Adaline Glasheen29
Number XXV, April 1969
A Guide to Canto III of Ezra Pound (Revised and Enlarged)E. M. Glenn1-21
Number XXVI, September 1971
A Word Index to Giacomo JoyceNeurine W. LaPorte1-21



[Site Map] Last Update: Apr 18 2010