How to read (and finish) Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake is a notoriously difficult book to read. But Gerry Fialka and his book group figured out a way to do it. They read it very slowly. Very, very slowly. They read two pages a month, and then would meet to discuss those pages.

They started doing this in 1995, and a few weeks ago (Oct 2023) they reached the end. So it took them 28 years, but they finished the book. Now they're starting over.

More info: Orange County Register

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     Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 30, 2023
     Category: Literature | Books

Hah, well done. I did manage to finish Ulysses, with the aid of a very well-annotated edition, but I never even tried Finnegans Wake. Maybe I should.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/04/23 at 06:30 AM
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