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Uhwermerema: the World Mind 'writing its own wrunes'?


A vocal doodle murmured on the edge of a dream in an imagined childhood? A message from beyond? An invocation to beyond? An utterance of the familiarly ineffable?

Finnegans Wake 1.3

Hopefully, after the move, I’ll average more than one chapter a week.

The wading got a bit deep in this section, but it resolved into one of my favorite passages so far. 1,147 more words

i did not understand

There was  a time, a couple of years ago, when I was confronted with a decision about whether to read Flannery O’Connor’s “Wise Blood”, with only about three hundred and thirty five pages, double spaced, and very easy to read, or James Joyce’s “Ulysses”, that has well over seven hundred pages of fine print, single spaced and has always been quite a nightmarishly torturous experience for both my eyes and my nerves.   486 more words


"It’s not just a stream of gibberish" |On Illustrating Finnegans Wake

At The Honest Ulsterman, Darran Anderson talks with Stephen Crowe about illustrating James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake in his project Wake in Progress. From the interview: 203 more words


Finnegans Wake 1.2

One erratum from last week’s post: HCE is not the Dublin common man. He, rather, seems to be one of the elite (at least in this section), sort of a Pere Ubu type of character, some sort of dignified figure. 682 more words

Gert's writing room, Knausgaard and Finnegans Wake in Mandarin


A description of Gert’s writing room appears on The Next Best Book Blog http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com.au/

Our mate Karl Ove Knausgaard heads the shortlist for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize:       …

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Finnegans Wake 1.1

Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.

Yes, it is a dense work. Yes, it is slow reading. Yes, it does not make conventional sense nor is it in conventional English. 1,051 more words