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    riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend
    of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to
    Howth Castle and Environs.
    Sir Tristram, violer d'amores, fr'over the short sea, had passen-
    core rearrived from North Armorica on this side the scraggy
    isthmus of Europe Minor to wielderfight his penisolate war: nor
    had topsawyer's rocks by the stream Oconee exaggerated themselse
    to Laurens County's gorgios while they went doublin their mumper
    all the time: nor avoice from afire bellowsed mishe mishe to
    tauftauf thuartpeatrick: not yet, though venissoon after, had a
    kidscad buttended a bland old isaac: not yet, though all's fair in
    vanessy, were sosie sesthers wroth with twone nathandjoe. Rot a
    peck of pa's malt had Jhem or Shen brewed by arclight and rory
    end to the regginbrow was to be seen ringsome on the aquaface.
    The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonner-
    ronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenth ur-
    nuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later
    on life down through all christian minstrelsy. The great fall of the
    offwall entailed at such short notice the pftjschute of Finnegan,
    erse solid man, that the humptyhillhead of humself prumptly sends
    an unquiring one well to the west in quest of his tumptytumtoes:
    and their upturnpikepointandplace is at the knock out in the park
    where oranges have been laid to rust upon the green since dev-
    linsfirst loved livvy.

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    let's move on to Dissensus Phase 2. The Mindfold.

    http://groupnameforgrapejuice.blogsp...nd-wake-1.html
    This involves a new paradigm of language, one discovered in the Wake. Beyond Ferdinand Saussure's view of language, taken up by the structuralists and the post-structuralists, as being a synchronic network of difference is his disconcerting discovery of hidden anagramic layers of meaning throughout Latin and other poetry. From this, he reluctantly realized that the emergence of unintentional meaning might well up and be present within all texts. This is ALP. This is what is beyond the post-modern.
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    r there any good audiobook versions.

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    I was gazing on that bend of bay, that isthmus, the neck of Dublin - just the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdform View Post
    r there any good audiobook versions.
    Try this: http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/h...ead-aloud.html

    There's an excellent RTE dramatisation of Ulysses floating around as well.

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    I have the summer holidays coming up and was thinking of getting a copy of FW - I re-read Ulysses a couple of years ago and then the Ellman biog and I really should have pushed on with FW then. I'll give it a bash - I'm sure I've read tougher stuff...maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenks View Post
    I have the summer holidays coming up and was thinking of getting a copy of FW - I re-read Ulysses a couple of years ago and then the Ellman biog and I really should have pushed on with FW then. I'll give it a bash - I'm sure I've read tougher stuff...maybe
    it's only tough if you try and understand it... which i don't really recommend
    if you're not neurotic about it it's mostly very funny

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    http://groupnameforgrapejuice.blogsp...nd-wake-2.html

    As Marshall McLuhan said:

    LSD is the lazy man's Finnegans Wake.


    The language of the dream is opened up through the psychedelic experience, but it has already been written down in the Wake. In a very real sense the text is 2012. If 2012, according to McKenna, represents a moment of maximal novelty, a point where and when all possible information is contained at once, a return to the Eternal Now of the archaic dreamtime, then the Wake is definitely this in book form.

    Philip K. Dick also had the idea of the Wake being a channel of ever-present "cosmic consciousness." In The Divine Invasion he writes,

    Someday I'm going to get my article published; I'm going to prove that Finnegans Wake is an information pool based on computer memory systems that didn't exist until centuries after James Joyce's era; that Joyce was plugged into a cosmic consciousness from which he derived the inspiration for his entire corpus of work. I'll be famous forever.

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    Here's the 1982 RTE dramatisation of Ulysses. Pretty much the only one worth listening to.

    https://archive.org/details/Ulysses-Audiobook

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    im trying to work out what FW says about speech synthesisers.

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    ill do a recording soon.

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    The copy I'm reading calls itself the 'corrected version'. What does the uncorrected version look like, and how could you tell? Did he accidentally write an early version that had made basic syntactic sense and had a conventional narrative?

    I'm imagining Joyce furiously writing to his publisher after receiving a copy of the first edition: "You imbeciles! Didn't you spot the misspelling of 'bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronn tuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenth' on the very first page?!"
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