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William Irwin Thompson, "Paradeplatz Passacaglias" (1996 or earlier)

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Editorial Notes

  • According to the OED (3rd ed, online), a passcaglia is: "A slow musical composition written in triple time, usually consisting of continuous variations over a ground bass. Also: an early kind of Spanish dance to such a composition."
  • Finnegans Wake  (1939) is the last major work of the Irish author James Joyce.

Places Referenced

  • Paradeplatz

Figures & Themes




Weiterführende Informationen

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures


Thompson, William Irwin. "Paradeplatz Passacaglias." Worlds Interpenetrating & Apart: Collected Poems 1959–1996. New York: Lindisfarne Books, 1997. 136.

Project Editor

Martin Mühlheim

UZH English Department, Plattenstrasse 47, CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland