... is a phrase by Milton, but ---extremely apropos of Finnegans Wake, the final essence of "darkness in literature".
Here's an article listing the five (Bible, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, and last but not least dark, James Joyce):
In Memory of William Gass (1924-2017), One of the Consummate Sentence Sculptors of Our Time - The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. - William H. Gass I think of myself as a writer of prose rather tha...
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