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Finnegans Wake James Joyce

Finnegans Wake By James Joyce

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce


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Summary

Finnegans Wake is Joyce's last great work, and is formulated as one dense, tongue-twisting soundscape. It also remains the most hilarious, `obscene', book of innuendos ever to be imagined.

Finnegans Wake Summary

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Finnegans Wake is the book of Here Comes Everybody and Anna Livia Plurabelle and their family - their book, but in a curious way the book of us all as well as all our books. Joyce's last great work, it is not comprised of many borrowed styles, like Ulysses, but, rather, formulated as one dense, tongue-twisting soundscape.

This 'language' is based on English vocabulary and syntax but, at the same time, self-consciously designed to function as a pun machine with an astonishing capacity for resisting singularity of meaning. Announcing a 'revolution of the word', this astonishing book amounts to a powerfully resonant cultural critique - a unique kind of miscommunication which, far from stabilizing the world in meaning, constructs a universe radically unfixed by a wild diversity of possibilities and potentials. It also remains the most hilarious, 'obscene', book of innuendos ever to be imagined.

Additional information

GOR004970388
9781840226614
1840226617
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
2012-01-07
656
N/A
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