Finnegans Wake

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Faber & Faber, 1975 - Dreams - 628 pages
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The complete text of James Joyce's dream masterpiece, one of the great works of twentieth-century literature. This copyright edition incorporates Joyce's own alterations and corrections to the first printing in 1939. 'Here words are not the polite contortions of twentieth-century printer's ink. They are alive. They elbow their way on to the page, and glow and blaze and fade and disappear.' Samuel Beckett

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An immense prose poem. - Goodreads
I couldn't really decipher any fine plot points. - Goodreads
My advice: just enjoy the ride. - Goodreads
I actually really loved the writing in it. - Goodreads
... it's a never-ending, beautiful mystery. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Edward Creter - Goodreads

This book took me a mere three months to complete and was worth every day! Of course it's not for everybody as it is very complex in its prose style, and some people might jot out stuff for the ... Read full review

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To be honest, I'm not sure if this does count as 'Read'. Read full review

About the author (1975)

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland, into a large Catholic family. Joyce was a very good pupil, studying poetics, languages, and philosophy at Clongowes Wood College, Belvedere College, and the Royal University in Dublin. Joyce taught school in Dalkey, Ireland, before marrying in 1904. Joyce lived in Zurich and Triest, teaching languages at Berlitz schools, and then settled in Paris in 1920 where he figured prominently in the Parisian literary scene, as witnessed by Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. Joyce's collection of fine short stories, Dubliners, was published in 1914, to critical acclaim. Joyce's major works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Stephen Hero. Ulysses, published in 1922, is considered one of the greatest English novels of the 20th century. The book simply chronicles one day in the fictional life of Leopold Bloom, but it introduces stream of consciousness as a literary method and broaches many subjects controversial to its day. As avant-garde as Ulysses was, Finnegans Wake is even more challenging to the reader as an important modernist work. Joyce died just two years after its publication, in 1941.

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