Cyril Cusack and Siobhan McKenna read from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. This idiosyncratic novel is full of multilingual puns and portmanteau words, intended to recreate the experience of sleep and dreams.
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"Finnegan's Wake" is actually a great story. However, many criticisms of it say that it's unreadable and unable to be interpreted. The secret method to understanding "Finnegan's Wake" is understanding that the narrator is speaking, and thus the story is written, with an Irish accent... the letters in the words of the story are meant to create the sound of an Irish accent. It's actually quite an interesting piece, a novel little bit by Joyce. I suggest listening to it after familiarizing yourself with the speech styles of the Irish. :).
Anna Livia Plurabelle
yes - it is hard to pick up in the middle of the story. Have to listen to the whole
too short but lot of fun
Yes, but with the caveat that it is only excerpts, not the entire book.
the entire reading is lyrical and melodious, just like Joyce intended it to be, I imagine. Its hard to extract one part as "the most memorable". It's not a romance novel. The whole book is a masterpiece.
the scene where I wasted 10 minutes of my life completing this silly box form:)
Lots of fun at Finnegan's Wake!
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