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Thread: An opinion about Finnegans Wake

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    King of Dreams MorpheusSandman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelby_lake View Post
    Great works of literature are more than an experiment.
    One could equally argue that all great works of literature are experiments on some level. Authors, especially poets, have been playing games with language for centuries before Joyce; that Joyce finally did it in prose in novel-length, and did it by combining language from multiple cultures and idioms, seems only a matter of scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MorpheusSandman View Post
    Getting things is overrated anyway.
    You hit the nail on its head. And just to expand on it, knowledge is unquenchable, so to get to the bottom of anything is as futile as having a rosy economic forecast live up to its rosy forecast.

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