Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Book Notes page: a wilderness of ashes and bones

Another one of the things that I’ve been putting off for more than a year (a list that grows significantly more than it shrinks) is sorting out the resources page on this site, which I’ve been meaning to fill with delicious Finnegans Wake links and book recommendations ever since I first put it up. However, it’s perfectly clear by now that I’ll never do it by myself. So I’m calling on YOU, my kind, charming, strikingly attractive visitors (is that a new haircut?), to suggest some links and titles for me to post there.

What are the best Finnegans Wake resources both available and comprehensible to the general reader? For example, my own personal favourite is A Word in your Ear by Eric Rosenbloom. I have a generalised prejudice against the Skeleton Key-style readers, so any inventive alternatives to those would be much appreciated. (Anything that asserts or implies that the dreamer gets up and walks around will be approached with extreme caution, even if it was written by Anthony Burgess.)

Thanks for your help!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Page 94: the letter! the litter!

Took ages on this, didn’t I? Cannot explain it.