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Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake

Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) James Joyce, Introduction by Len Platt, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 33mm | 403g
  • Publication date: 7 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1840226617
  • ISBN 13: 9781840226614
  • Sales rank: 9,679

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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.

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