"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. :)

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce (1939)

"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. :)

Hear James Joyce's Finnegans Wake Set to Music: Features 100+ Musicians, Including Pioneering Punk Bassist Mike Watt

Hear James Joyce's Finnegans Wake Set to Music: Features 100+ Musicians, Including Pioneering Punk Bassist Mike Watt

FINNEGANS WAKE – Chap.1, d’après James JOYCE avec Sharif ANDOURA, mise en scène d’Antoine CAUBET au Théâtre de l’Aquarium...

FINNEGANS WAKE – Chap.1, d’après James JOYCE avec Sharif ANDOURA, mise en scène d’Antoine CAUBET au Théâtre de l’Aquarium

FINNEGANS WAKE – Chap.1, d’après James JOYCE avec Sharif ANDOURA, mise en scène d’Antoine CAUBET au Théâtre de l’Aquarium...

Hear James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Set to Music: Features 100+ Musicians, Including Pioneering Punk Bassist Mike Watt http://www.openculture.com/2017/05/hear-james-joyces-finnegans-wake-set-to-music-features-100-musicians-including-pioneering-punk-bassist-mike-watt.html

Hear James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Set to Music: Features 100+ Musicians, Including Pioneering Punk Bassist Mike Watt http://www.openculture.com/2017/05/hear-james-joyces-finnegans-wake-set-to-music-features-100-musicians-including-pioneering-punk-bassist-mike-watt.html

This site houses a collection of  84,135  notes on James Joyce's last work, Finnegans Wake, gathered from numerous sources (all listed on the bibliography page). It also houses a search engine to allow you to search the entire collection of notes. To better understand this site we should really look no further than the bizarre title of this page, examining it word by word:

This site houses a collection of 84,135 notes on James Joyce's last work, Finnegans Wake, gathered from numerous sources (all listed on the bibliography page). It also houses a search engine to allow you to search the entire collection of notes. To better understand this site we should really look no further than the bizarre title of this page, examining it word by word:

finnegan's wake  for any writer who has ever struggled to get it right first time, take solace from the pen of the great james joyce

finnegan's wake for any writer who has ever struggled to get it right first time, take solace from the pen of the great james joyce

James Joyce  -  Age: Died at 59 (1882-1941)  Birthplace: Rathgar, Republic of Ireland  Works: Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, Finnegans Wake

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James Joyce - Age: Died at 59 (1882-1941) Birthplace: Rathgar, Republic of Ireland Works: Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, Finnegans Wake

A work of comic fiction by James Joyce, Finnegans Wake is significant 4 its experimental style & reputation as 1 of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over 17 yrs.&published in 1939, 2 yrs. before his death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. Expansive linguistic experiments, stream of consciousness writing, literary allusions, free dream associations,& abandonment of narrative conventions make Finnegans Wake largely unread by the general…

A work of comic fiction by James Joyce, Finnegans Wake is significant 4 its experimental style & reputation as 1 of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over 17 yrs.&published in 1939, 2 yrs. before his death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. Expansive linguistic experiments, stream of consciousness writing, literary allusions, free dream associations,& abandonment of narrative conventions make Finnegans Wake largely unread by the general…

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