... 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):
Hyper-Carbolating the Furtive Gates of Becoming 3: Betwixt - *Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible wor...
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