Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Collective Unconscious reviews Ulysses

I know that this blog is supposed to be about one great work and not the other, but I just came across this "review" over on GoodReads of Ulysses. I perhaps should say to people who are not acquainted with GoodReads, or for that matter Amazon, I believe this is compilation of one star reviews and not a reflection of the reviewer's own sense of the book...All I can say is, let them read Wake.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Proclamation of 1916

Certainly a thunderword.


Nelson's Pillar Destroyed. Known as Operation Humpty Dumpty, Irish Republican supporters blow up the Nelson Pillar in Dublin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Grunt unto us, I pray, your foreboden article in our own deas dockandoilish introducing the death of Nelson with coloraturas! (FW 466.22-24)
And... wait... there's more:

“The Ballad of Persse O’Reilly” itself, the name, according to McHugh’s Annotations to Finnegans Wake, refers simultaneously to “Pearse & O’Rahilly,” figures in Dublin’s Easter Rising against the British in 1916, and to the French word perce-oreille, “earwig,”-...[f]olklore has it that earwigs can enter the head through an ear and feed on the brain.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fabulous New Illustrations for Finnegans Wake

Collaging Imagery from the Delirious Confusion of Finnegans Wake:

skawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!” It doesn’t get easier from there. Illustrator John Vernon Lord has valiantly distilled the imagery of the highly experimental literary experience into a gorgeous new edition from the Folio Society.

The Folio Society has come out with an illustrated version of Finnegans Wake:

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