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    Finnegans Wake (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) James Joyce, Introduction by Len Platt, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionFinnegans 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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    Title
    Finnegans Wake
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Joyce, Introduction by Len Platt, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 403 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840226614
    ISBN 10: 1840226617
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    07 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Herts