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Finnegans Wake | [James Joyce]

Finnegans Wake

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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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.

(P)2011 Saland Publishing

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    Samuel United States 09-20-12
    Samuel United States 09-20-12 Member Since 2015

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    "A Great Work..."

    "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. :).

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    Michael 04-28-15
    Michael 04-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Aweome but only 2 chapters?????"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but with the caveat that it is only excerpts, not the entire book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Finnegans Wake?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the scene where I wasted 10 minutes of my life completing this silly box form:)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Lots of fun at Finnegan's Wake!


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