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3rd Jul '12 1:45:32 PM LordGro
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'''''Finnegan's Wake''''' is the name of an Irish folk ballad, as well as a novel by Creator/JamesJoyce.

Joyce's ''Finnegan's Wake'' has two pages on the wiki:

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'''''Finnegan's Wake''''' is the name of an Irish folk ballad, as well as a novel by Creator/JamesJoyce.

Creator/JamesJoyce (though the novel does ''not'' have the apostrophe).

Joyce's ''Finnegan's ''Finnegans Wake'' has two pages on the wiki:
24th Jun '12 2:42:48 PM LordGro
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James Joyce's ''Finnegans Wake'' has two pages on the wiki:

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James Joyce's ''Finnegans ''Finnegan's Wake'' has two pages on the wiki:
24th Jun '12 2:42:30 PM LordGro
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''Finnegans Wake'' has two pages on the wiki.

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'''''Finnegan's Wake''''' is the name of an Irish folk ballad, as well as a novel by Creator/JamesJoyce.

James Joyce's
''Finnegans Wake'' has two pages on the wiki.
wiki:
20th Jun '12 1:27:58 PM LordGro
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* If you'd like the one in simple, plain English, please go to Literature.FinnegansWake.
* If you'd like the one written in the same style as the book itself, that's at SelfDemonstrating.FinnegansWake.

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* If you'd like the one in simple, plain English, please go to Literature.FinnegansWake.
''Literature/FinnegansWake''.
* If you'd like the one written in the same style as the book itself, that's at SelfDemonstrating.FinnegansWake.
''SelfDemonstrating/FinnegansWake''.
20th Jun '12 1:27:38 PM LordGro
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Try not to go mad...

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Try not to go mad...mad...
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19th Jun '12 3:28:14 AM Redmess
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* If you'd like the one written in the same style as the book itself, that's at SelfDemonstrating.FinnegansWake.

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* If you'd like the one written in the same style as the book itself, that's at SelfDemonstrating.FinnegansWake.FinnegansWake.

Try not to go mad...
4th Aug '11 11:14:32 AM ImipolexG
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Finnegan's Wake has two pages on the wiki.

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Finnegan's Wake ''Finnegans Wake'' has two pages on the wiki.
19th Jul '11 8:24:50 PM Madrugada
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19th Jul '11 8:22:40 PM Madrugada
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->''riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.''
->-- First sentence of ''FinnegansWake'' by James Joyce

->''Despite these obstacles, readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the book's central cast of characters and, to a lesser degree, its plot.''
-->-- TheOtherWiki on ''FinnegansWake''

Finnegan's Wake is a novel written by JamesJoyce. It took him 17 years to write, and may take nearly as long to read, as it is completely written in an idiosyncratic, made-up language that vaguely resembles English spoken with a thick Irish brogue.

Critics and scholars disagree about a lot about this book, but most agree that it's about a man's dream, and that it's full of complex, layered allusions and jokes. Arguments still rage as to whether it has a plot.

Some people have suggested that reading it out loud is the easiest way to understand it, but if you attempt this feat, [=TVTropes=] [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope disclaims all responsibility]] for any long-term effects on your throat, vocal chords, or sanity.

If you would like to read a description written in the same style as the book, see SelfDemonstrating.FinnegansWake.

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!! Finnegan's Wake contains examples of these tropes:

* AllJustADream: A common EpilepticTree, possibly supported by WordOfGod. Not to mention the word "wake" can mean either a funeral ceremony or [[CaptainObvious waking up]].
** FW is the dream of a guy that fell asleep while trying to read Ulysees!
* ArcNumber: 1132 appears repeatedly.
* AuthorAvatar: To a certain degree, HCE does represent Joyce; but he also represents many other things as well.
* BilingualBonus
* BookEnds
* DifferentAsNightAndDay: Shaun and Shem, although to a far lesser degree this is true of most of the main characters.
* DoingItForTheArt: The man spent 17 years writing a novel that's borderline impossible to read. The man had gone ''partially blind'' by the time he finished it.
* FootnoteFever: Many scholarly editions of the book.
* GenreBusting
* GuideDangIt: [[RunningGag A rare non-video game usage of the trope,]] as the richness of references used in ''Finnegans Wake'' need to be listed and referenced in one book.
* HerCodenameWasMarySue: HCE, as noted above; plus a number of the minor characters are based on his acquaintances.
* HurricaneOfPuns: In ''many'' languages. No seriously, we're talking about almost every single word of the book forming a wordplay of some sort.
* IHaveManyNames: Most everyone, thanks to the shifting dream-like writing.
* MindScrew: ''Ya think?!''
** TheWalrusWasPaul
* {{Neologism}}
* NoEnding: Take a look at the first and last 'sentence'.
* {{Portmanteau}}
* ResetButton: If you notice the [[spoiler: ''first'' sentence of the novel and compare it to the ''last,'' you can see that the last one can continue the first sentence, this starting the cycle once again.]]
* RuleOfSymbolism: Extensive, if cryptic, references to CelticMythology, the Phoenix Park Murders of 1882, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and EgyptianMythology, among many many others.
* TropeNamer: "Quark" was borrowed from here to name the subatomic particle.
* ShadowArchetype: Twins Shaun and Shem are each other's shadows; it's also possible that alternate name pairs like "Jerry and Kevin" indicate a higher order of shadowing.
* WordOfDante: See the second quote on this page.
* WordOfGod: And thankfully quite a bit of it; although even this can be [[DeathOfTheAuthor debated among critics]]. One that stands out is Joyce saying he was "writing of the night".
* WrittenSoundEffect: The thunderclap:
-> Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!
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->''riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.''
->-- First sentence of ''FinnegansWake'' by James Joyce

->''Despite these obstacles, readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the book's central cast of characters and, to a lesser degree, its plot.''
-->-- TheOtherWiki on ''FinnegansWake''

Finnegan's Wake is a novel written by JamesJoyce. It took him 17 years to write, and may take nearly as long to read, as it is completely written in an idiosyncratic, made-up language that vaguely resembles English spoken with a thick Irish brogue.has two pages on the wiki.

Critics and scholars disagree about a lot about this book, but most agree that it's about a man's dream, and that it's full of complex, layered allusions and jokes. Arguments still rage as to whether it has a plot.

Some people have suggested that reading it out loud is the easiest way to understand it, but if you attempt this feat, [=TVTropes=] [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope disclaims all responsibility]] for any long-term effects on your throat, vocal chords, or sanity.

* If you would you'd like the one in simple, plain English, please go to read a description Literature.FinnegansWake.
* If you'd like the one
written in the same style as the book, see book itself, that's at SelfDemonstrating.FinnegansWake.

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!! Finnegan's Wake contains examples of these tropes:

* AllJustADream: A common EpilepticTree, possibly supported by WordOfGod. Not to mention the word "wake" can mean either a funeral ceremony or [[CaptainObvious waking up]].
** FW is the dream of a guy that fell asleep while trying to read Ulysees!
* ArcNumber: 1132 appears repeatedly.
* AuthorAvatar: To a certain degree, HCE does represent Joyce; but he also represents many other things as well.
* BilingualBonus
* BookEnds
* DifferentAsNightAndDay: Shaun and Shem, although to a far lesser degree this is true of most of the main characters.
* DoingItForTheArt: The man spent 17 years writing a novel that's borderline impossible to read. The man had gone ''partially blind'' by the time he finished it.
* FootnoteFever: Many scholarly editions of the book.
* GenreBusting
* GuideDangIt: [[RunningGag A rare non-video game usage of the trope,]] as the richness of references used in ''Finnegans Wake'' need to be listed and referenced in one book.
* HerCodenameWasMarySue: HCE, as noted above; plus a number of the minor characters are based on his acquaintances.
* HurricaneOfPuns: In ''many'' languages. No seriously, we're talking about almost every single word of the book forming a wordplay of some sort.
* IHaveManyNames: Most everyone, thanks to the shifting dream-like writing.
* MindScrew: ''Ya think?!''
** TheWalrusWasPaul
* {{Neologism}}
* NoEnding: Take a look at the first and last 'sentence'.
* {{Portmanteau}}
* ResetButton: If you notice the [[spoiler: ''first'' sentence of the novel and compare it to the ''last,'' you can see that the last one can continue the first sentence, this starting the cycle once again.]]
* RuleOfSymbolism: Extensive, if cryptic, references to CelticMythology, the Phoenix Park Murders of 1882, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and EgyptianMythology, among many many others.
* TropeNamer: "Quark" was borrowed from here to name the subatomic particle.
* ShadowArchetype: Twins Shaun and Shem are each other's shadows; it's also possible that alternate name pairs like "Jerry and Kevin" indicate a higher order of shadowing.
* WordOfDante: See the second quote on this page.
* WordOfGod: And thankfully quite a bit of it; although even this can be [[DeathOfTheAuthor debated among critics]]. One that stands out is Joyce saying he was "writing of the night".
* WrittenSoundEffect: The thunderclap:
-> Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!
----
FinnegansWake.
19th Jul '11 7:21:03 PM Madrugada
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(This ''Finnegans Wake'' pastiche was made possible by a grant from the Foundation for the Incomprehensible Arts, and by donations from viewers like Hugh. Thank Hugh.)
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