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    That was called "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce.

    That was called "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce.
  2. Thread: hopless life

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    I'll go to my kitchen, ten feet by ten feet by...

    I'll go to my kitchen, ten feet by ten feet by ten feet, and wait for him to whistle me.
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    I found the book a complete bore mostly and also...

    I found the book a complete bore mostly and also consider Augustine to be an inferior philosopher compared to what I'm usually used to. None of his arguments are captivating now. I simply can't take...
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    She's in the water right now
    Frail is the tender white boned arm
    And frailer still the soul!
    When a moment sudden, the nimbus turns stormy
    Her complexion is all affrighted as a deer's
    I take her...
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    One Bed Household

    One Bed Household
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    Ulyssesby Joyce. Nothing will ever eclipse it....

    Ulyssesby Joyce. Nothing will ever eclipse it. Joyce may have outdated writing after 1922 by just writing this one book. The content and form is shockingly original, there are extracts of great...
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    'Getting' Joyce is a lifelong process. I...

    'Getting' Joyce is a lifelong process. I recommend you read the biography on him by Ellmann (it's also considered one of the greatest biographies ever).
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    FW does look like a huge poem in prose...but you...

    FW does look like a huge poem in prose...but you can read it just like prose. In fact, there is a "translation" of half the book into basic English (I'm assuming this is from early manuscripts from...
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    I'm sorry, but where are these "lively...

    I'm sorry, but where are these "lively discussions" about Finnegans Wake taking place? The book is not as popular as you think, even the majority of Joyce fans don't read it...
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    FW is dismissed as unreadable by practically...

    FW is dismissed as unreadable by practically everyone except Joycean scholars, fyi. I even have heard the words come out of the mouth of an ivy league professor that he did not think the book was...
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    I've been casually studying FW for a year now....

    I've been casually studying FW for a year now. Did you know Joyce thought this book would be the one his reputation rested on? Its not fair to just dismiss it. Dubliners was also very good, but its...
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    [In Finnegans Wake brogue] Well, what do ye...

    [In Finnegans Wake brogue] Well, what do ye propose is better prose?
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    For my money, Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. Its...

    For my money, Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. Its extremely meaningful yet poetic and groundbreaking. However, it may be too much for some people so then I'd say Ulysses, which is written in English...
  14. I think Beckett has lots of meaning, but it isn't...

    I think Beckett has lots of meaning, but it isn't something you exactly want to reach...its the most bleak view of humanity in literature once you put all the pieces together and it may mess you up...
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    Agreed on all points except the last. What makes...

    Agreed on all points except the last. What makes the story seem optimistic to you? Its as bleak as Beckett to me.
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    The story symbolizes idealized love vs. the cold,...

    The story symbolizes idealized love vs. the cold, hard reality. This is especially hard on a youth. But its psychologically pretty powerful, when the youth's expectations are crushed by reality. I...
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    There is a huge amount of more deadly and...

    There is a huge amount of more deadly and negative messages in media than what you described, and they're everywhere.
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    The entire book is insanely deep. The best way I...

    The entire book is insanely deep. The best way I can describe it is that its a philosophical response. Its basically a manifesto of every day life. Its supposed to be crazily funny too. The deepness...
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    That comment is unfounded. You'd be surprised. I...

    That comment is unfounded. You'd be surprised. I remember that book popping up various times in high school as a subject of discussion. More so than any other novel I can recall (that is, a novel we...
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    I tried Mandelbaum's translation of this poem and...

    I tried Mandelbaum's translation of this poem and gave up. It was in a horrible monotone voice with no rhythm whatsoever for 300 pages.
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    Sounds interesting. I want to know more about him

    Sounds interesting. I want to know more about him
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    This is so ridiculous it doesn't even warrant a...

    This is so ridiculous it doesn't even warrant a response.
  23. You might like a little book called "War and...

    You might like a little book called "War and Peace in the Global Village" by McLuhan. The book is inspired by the novel Finnegans Wake and the theories of philosopher Vico. Here's an excerpt about...
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    True for all literature of the period. Or like...

    True for all literature of the period. Or like those dreadful 20 page hunting scenes in Sir Gawain.
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    Medieval Literature

    What are your favorite medieval works and why? (except the Divine Comedy and the Canterbury Tales, those are obvious).
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