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James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, Faber and Faber, London, 1964, Third Edition

James Joyce wrote lying on his stomach in bed, clad in a white coat, and composed most of Finnegans Wake with crayon pieces on cardboard.

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Thirty years' editorial labours produce 'more comprehensible' Finnegans Wake

The editors' copy of Finnegans Wake

Deleted Notes from a Coma

Mike McCormack’s 2005 novel Notes from a Coma | "One striking comment about three-quarters of the way through the novel describes how “fiction and history are put through narrative loops beyond all unravelling”. It serves as a nod to the Irish experimental fiction tradition – which Notes from a Coma is consciously situated in relation to – and, just maybe, specifically to a work like Joyce’s Finnegans Wake."

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The 25 Most Challenging Books You Will Ever Read

"The 25 Most Challenging Books You Will Ever Read" - I've read more than a few of these, but now that my pseudo-intellectual, post-grad literature days are over, I think that if your book can be described as "not reader friendly," you need to rethink what it means to be a writer. :)

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