“Finnegans Wake” by James Joyce

Finnegans WakeJuly’s selection is  Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, published in 1939.  It is considered one of the most difficult novels, and the “most densely allusive work in modern English.”  Joyce employs stream of consciousness, free dream associations, unconventional plot and character construction,  and words not to be found in any dictionary. The book finishes with the first part of a sentence which is completed at the start, forming a loop.


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