* 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.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Quite possibly the purest form of true art, made by the distillation of multiple layers of mutual meta-incomprehensibility. Joyce said it would take about three centuries for anyone to figure out what was really going on in the book. One suspects he'd be disappointed if {{Wikipedia}} really has the explanation of what he was saying.
* VindicatedByHistory: Most of Joyce's contemporaries and even his own family thought the book was stupid or a joke. It initially had negative reviewers, although one reviewer held off on judging the work, predicting that in the future, "with sufficient study and with the aid of the commentary that will doubtless arise, one might be ready for an attempt to appraise it." [[IKnewIt He was right]].
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