Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

This complex and challenging novel is renowned for its experimental style and intricate, dreamlike narrative. It explores the story of a publican in Dublin, his wife, and their three children, but the plot is not linear and often veers into surreal and abstract territory. The book is dense with linguistic games, puns, and allusions to a myriad of cultural, historical, and mythological sources. The narrative is circular, ending in the middle of a sentence that is completed at the start of the book, embodying the cyclical nature of life and history.

The 275th greatest book of all time


Published
1939
Nationality
Irish
Type
Fiction
Pages
590-628
Words
215,000
Original Language
English

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