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Old 10-21-2004, 09:40 PM   #16
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Finnegan's Wake scares everyone. Even my advisor with his PHD from Notre Dame. No one he knows has ever actually read it all the way through. I'm not sure it's even meant to be read that way anyway.
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:01 PM   #17
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OMG !!!! a sImPlE PLAnN R ON LENO !!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!
Are they really?


And I've heard that about Finnegan's Wake, too.
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:06 PM   #18
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Are they really?


And I've heard that about Finnegan's Wake, too.

yes, they really were

i had a professor who said he thought finnegan's wake was hilarious. i thought he was on crack. this just confirms that.
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Dubliners is a great book to start out with when getting into Joyce.
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I've read Portrait.

I'm really not a huge fan of Joyce. I don't know why, but I find his language to be really boggy and heavy at times and I don't know - he just doesn't really move me, to be honest. By contrast, another one of the writers I find to be boggy with language, especially description, is Faulkner, but I love his work.
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I've read Portrait.

I'm really not a huge fan of Joyce. I don't know why, but I find his language to be really boggy and heavy at times and I don't know - he just doesn't really move me, to be honest. By contrast, another one of the writers I find to be boggy with language, especially description, is Faulkner, but I love his work.
I would have to agree with you.

I read Portrait in one of my classes and I admired the language and the descriptions--there's a passage about the moon being a sliver stuck in sand, I can't remember the exact wording but it's always stuck with me. But I just couldn't get into the book. I found it to be too cold and unfriendly.

I feel the same way about Virginia Woolf. I can admire the brilliance of her work, but I can't really get into it.

Joyce is definitely one of those authors you either love or hate. I couldn't find myself hating him, but there's not alot of middle ground.
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I know several fans of his. This was the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday in Dublin!



I've heard Bono reference him, I bet U2 are fans.
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