Scompsition, composition of words, riddles, figures of speech and of manners, references to and quotes from the Bible, to Greek Mythology to the Book of Kells. We follow (or at least try to follow) Joyce's mind in this breathtaking, confusing, unclear travel through the dreams of Finnegan. And we do not always succeed. On one hand, I appreciated all the games Joyce plays with words and references, really a genius work, on the other hand, without an on-line guide explaining some of the toughest passages, it would have been almost impossible. So I praise the well planned casuality of the big mash of words that submerges the reader, but I blame a bit the total scomposition of the classic way of conceiving a literary work, being this almost an anticipation of an antinovel....Continua
Stanislaus Joyce, fratello minore di James, definì a suo tempo Finnegans Wake: "either the work of a psychopath or a huge literary fraud."
Non possso che trovarmi d'accordo con Stanislaus.
absolute masterpiece! I am reading it one page at a time...with copious margin notes.
Undisputedly the hardest, strangest, craziest book I've ever read in my life. Still one of the most itellectual, cunning enlightening piece of reading ever taken. A book that transcend the art of writing by itself and definitely transcend the reading too. A big thanks goes to the italian translator Mr. Luigi Schenoni, probably without his help and is never ending knowledge I'd never been able to get a single word from Joyce's Finnegans Wake. A unique book, a life long lecture....Continua