James Joyce Writing Styles in Finnegans Wake

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Point of View

The author creates a narrative viewpoint. It is not immediately possible to determine how similar or dissimilar this is to the author's own viewpoint. This book is certainly neither an autobiography nor a biography. Fiction authors often create a point of view that is radically unlike their own. There is so much gibberish throughout the novel that it can be difficult to develop an accurate sense of what it really is.

The point of view seems to be of someone who is either falsely pretentious to a ridiculous extreme or who is intentionally very funny. The narrative voice is reminiscent of what it is like when young children pretend that they work when in reality they have no idea of what it is like to do so. The narrator seems to be pretending to be well educated. The trick of it is that the author actually...

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