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Finnegans Wake Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Finnegan's Wake : Chapter 8, Part 2 Cont. Summary

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Book 1, Finnegan's Wake : Chapter 8, Part 2 Cont. Summary

The novel at this point is somehow able to be quite entertaining and incredibly frustrating. It is so difficult to understand at so many points that readers might easily give up. The author often sinks into using nonsense. Readers who do give up can enjoy zooming their eyes over this work as the fluff and filler for which it can pass. Readers who relish the fact that Joyce is actually toying with knowledge and meaning will just love this. He will make the most of what the reader does know, and he will have fun revealing whatever the reader does not know. There is still no ordinary plot line. This means that Joyce's Finnegan's Wake is to novels what the virus is to life forms. By definition, it is not really a novel because there is no...

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