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Finnegans Wake

Postby dhokarena56 » Fri May 13, 2011 6:31 pm UTC

I'm very slowly making my way through the... uh...masterpiece that is James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. Has anybody else done this? I'm really liking it, for reasons I can't really figure out.
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Re: Finnegans Wake

Postby meerta » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:29 pm UTC

Yes, it's great.
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Re: Finnegans Wake

Postby Microscopic cog » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:35 pm UTC

I'd love to read it but I'm scared.

I found one page of it that somehow ended up in my mom's 50 year old copy of Dubliners, that I read a while ago, and it started with the sentence:

"O joyoust rhine, was handled over spondaneously by me (and bundle end to my ill wishers' Miss Anders ! she woor her wraith of ruins the night she lost Ileft!)in the ligname of Mr van Howten of Tredcastles, Clowntalkin, timbreman, among my prodigits nabobs and navious of every subscription entitled the Bois in the Boscoor, our evicted tenemants."[sic]

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Re: Finnegans Wake

Postby meerta » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:05 pm UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:I'd love to read it but I'm scared.

I found one page of it that somehow ended up in my mom's 50 year old copy of Dubliners, that I read a while ago, and it started with the sentence:

"O joyoust rhine, was handled over spondaneously by me (and bundle end to my ill wishers' Miss Anders ! she woor her wraith of ruins the night she lost Ileft!)in the ligname of Mr van Howten of Tredcastles, Clowntalkin, timbreman, among my prodigits nabobs and navious of every subscription entitled the Bois in the Boscoor, our evicted tenemants."[sic]

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Find a recording of Joyce reading from it online.

Also you could read Anthony Burgess's "Shorter Finngans Wake" instead.
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Re: Finnegans Wake

Postby Chewbaccawacca » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:05 pm UTC

Heh, I could play you the song, but sadly I've never read the book.
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Re: Finnegans Wake

Postby Proginoskes » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:27 am UTC

meerta wrote:
Microscopic cog wrote:I'd love to read it but I'm scared.

I found one page of it that somehow ended up in my mom's 50 year old copy of Dubliners, that I read a while ago, and it started with the sentence:

"O joyoust rhine, was handled over spondaneously by me (and bundle end to my ill wishers' Miss Anders ! she woor her wraith of ruins the night she lost Ileft!)in the ligname of Mr van Howten of Tredcastles, Clowntalkin, timbreman, among my prodigits nabobs and navious of every subscription entitled the Bois in the Boscoor, our evicted tenemants."[sic]

:shock:


Find a recording of Joyce reading from it online.


I've heard that reading it out loud helps, even if you're not James Joyce.
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