Friday, June 28, 2013

Finnegans

Earwicker
Eire wicker
Eire waker
Ireland waker

That should've been obvious from page one, but it wasn't. Also, the closer the reader is brought to an actual description of HCE's crime, the more opaque the language becomes. The crime is never really made clear. Possibly because HCE, who is dreaming all of this, isn't quite sure of what he's really guilty, but he has an overwhelming feeling of guilt anyway.

It did not help that what I thought was a description of the crime turned out to be a description of a page of the Book of Kells. Good one, Jimmy.

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