Finnegans Wake (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)

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By James Joyce, Len Platt (Introduction by), Keith Carabine (Editor)


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781840226614
ISBN-10: 1840226617
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date: January 7th, 2012
Pages: 656
Language: English
Series: Wordsworth Classics