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Finnegans Wake

James Joyce Sam Slote

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Alma Edizioni
01 September 2020
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
As he was finishing Finnegans Wake, Joyce proclaimed, I have discovered I can do anything with language I want. Indeed, with his last book, which took him seventeen years to write, Joyce takes literary modernism to new territories by harvesting from as many as eighty different languages to create a wordscape that is both precise and impressionistic, a work that is intellectual, avant-garde, but also sad, funny, earthy and brimming with humanity.

This edition includes an introduction by Dr Sam Slote of Trinity College Dublin.
By:   James Joyce
Introduction and notes by:   Sam Slote
Imprint:   Alma Edizioni
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   530g
ISBN:   9781847498007
ISBN 10:   1847498000
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Dublin, James Joyce (1882-1941) spent most of his life abroad, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. His writings, however, mainly centre on Dublin - most famously Ulysses, Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. He pioneered and perfected avant-garde prose techniques that saw him rise to the rank of one of Europe's foremost Modernists.

Reviews for Finnegans Wake

Reading Finnegans Wake offers a pleasure that derives from its curious mixture of lyricism, humour, and the sense it offers of decoding a diabolic conundrum. -- John Lanchester * Literary Review *


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