pHorbiCEtta, an Italian translation of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake by Anthony Burgess and Liana Burgess.

Scope and Content

Writing in the winter 1971-1972 issue of the journal American Scholar, Anthony Burgess explains that he and his wife, Liana, have recently begun work on translating the text of Finnegans Wake into Italian, "(Our working title, by the way, is pHorbiCEtta: forbicetta means "earwig"; there you see Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker's initials sticking out of the word; he addresses the world - orbi; he is both pope and insect.)"

The translation was not published.

This series consists of fragments of three drafts of the text.