Finnegans Wake Quotes by James Joyce
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Finnegans Wake is a work of fiction by Irish writer James Joyce. It is significant for its experimental style and reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. The entire book is written in a largely idiosyncratic language , which blends standard English lexical items and neologistic multilingual puns and portmanteau words to unique effect. Many critics believe the technique was Joyce's attempt to recreate the experience of sleep and dreams. Despite the obstacles, readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the book's central cast of characters and, to a lesser degree, its plot, but key details remain elusive. Following an unspecified rumour about HCE, the book, in a nonlinear dream narrative,  follows his wife's attempts to exonerate him with a letter, his sons' struggle to replace him, Shaun's rise to prominence, and a final monologue by ALP at the break of dawn.
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Due to its stylistic and linguistic complexity, James Joyce's Finnegans Wake ranks among the most difficult works of fiction. And that is why virtually no filmmaker has ever tried to adapt Joyce's final work for the screen. But after Mary Manning Howe adapted passages from the book for the stage listen to her reading from Finnegans Wake here , American animator Mary Ellen Bute accepted the challenge and turned Manning's play into a film. Sadly, Mary Ellen Bute's short films are almost forgotten today, but from the s to s her abstract musical shorts were known to a wide audience. Don't miss her first color film from