History YMMV / FinnegansWake

6th Apr '16 8:01:12 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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** Basically, Joyce hid all the sexual content and swearing under layers of puns and multiple languages. Let's just say that when someone [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbates]] in the ''Wake'', it's gonna be cryptic as hell.
11th Mar '16 8:57:59 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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* ItWasHisSled: The first and last sentence. Also, it's necessary to look through multiple outlines to understand even vaguely what the hell the book is about.
9th Mar '16 10:48:56 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: How did the ''Wake'' manage to get away with numerous sex jokes, not to mention descriptions of incest and general perversion, without causing a storm of controversy and bans like ''Ulysses'' did? Well, you'd have to know [[MindScrew what you're reading]] in order to say [[FridgeBrilliance it's obscene]]...
** Basically, Joyce hid all the sexual content and swearing under layers of puns and multiple languages. Let's just say that when someone [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbates]] in the ''Wake'', it's gonna be cryptic as hell.
11th Feb '16 5:40:32 PM mlsmithca
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Of Joyce's four major works, the ''Wake'' certainly sticks out the most for a few reasons, with some readers going so far as to say it's Joyce's [[MagnumOpus Magnum Opus]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Of Joyce's four major works, the ''Wake'' certainly sticks out the most for a few reasons, with some readers going so far as to say it's Joyce's [[MagnumOpus Magnum Opus]].reasons.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The book is [[http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=122123 surprisingly popular in China]]. A new translation sold out of its first pressing within the first month of publication. If the Chinese have been gifted with any special insights into what the book is all about, they certainly haven't shared them with us.
** [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Maybe we're not ready]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation for such insights]]?

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The book is [[http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=122123 surprisingly popular in China]]. A new translation sold out of its first pressing within the first month of publication. If the Chinese have been gifted with any special insights into what the book is all about, they certainly haven't shared them with us.
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us. [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Maybe we're not ready]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation for such insights]]?
10th Feb '16 7:06:04 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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* CultClassic: While the book is (in)famous for its sheer levels of [[Literature/MindScrew incomprehensibility]], a lot of people over the decades have come to see it as Joyce's best work, and one of the best novels of the 20th century. See [[VindicatedByHistory Vindicated By History]].


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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Of Joyce's four major works, the ''Wake'' certainly sticks out the most for a few reasons, with some readers going so far as to say it's Joyce's [[MagnumOpus Magnum Opus]].


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** [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Maybe we're not ready]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation for such insights]]?
* LoveItOrHateIt: Ezra Pound and Creator/VladimirNabokov hated the damn thing while Creator/PhilipKDick and Creator/RobertAntonWilson praised it to no end. Divisive indeed.
19th Aug '15 8:00:25 PM Specialist290
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The book is [[http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=122123 surprisingly popular in China]]. A new translation sold out of its first pressing within the first month of publication.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The book is [[http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=122123 surprisingly popular in China]]. A new translation sold out of its first pressing within the first month of publication. If the Chinese have been gifted with any special insights into what the book is all about, they certainly haven't shared them with us.
24th Jan '14 3:19:15 PM SgtFrog1
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* EpilepticTrees: ''From literary critics.'' With years of training they are well placed to hold forth on how Joyce counterpoints the surrealism of the underlying metaphor by utilizing indigenous ligneous vegetation with a tumid episodic spasmodic pathophysiology.

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* EpilepticTrees: ''From literary critics.'' With years of training they are well placed to hold forth on how Joyce counterpoints the surrealism of the underlying metaphor by [[ExpospeakGag utilizing indigenous ligneous vegetation with a tumid episodic spasmodic pathophysiology. pathophysiology.]]
22nd Aug '13 8:57:14 PM Abodos
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* DancingBear: Ask a person what he or she knows about ''Finnegans Wake'': the first thing to come to mind is most likely the style of the book, rather than the actual content.

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* DancingBear: Ask a person what he or she knows about ''Finnegans Wake'': the first thing to come to mind is most likely the style of the book, rather than the actual content. Though to be fair, the former makes the latter rather hard to discern.
6th Feb '13 12:27:59 PM DavidDelony
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The book is [[http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=122123 surprisingly popular in China]]. The first Chinese translation sold out of its first pressing within the first month of publication.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The book is [[http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=122123 surprisingly popular in China]]. The first Chinese A new translation sold out of its first pressing within the first month of publication.
29th Jan '13 7:57:10 PM DavidDelony
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The book is [[http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=122123 surprisingly popular in China]]. The first Chinese translation sold out of its first pressing within the first month of publication.
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