... 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):
Waging Peace from the Inkbattle House: Finnegans Wake in the Shadow of War - *(Note: A truncated version of this essay was presented at the North American James Joyce Conference at Victoria College in Toronto in June 2017.)* *I. *...
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