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Fan of Joyce

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My reason for reading "Finnegan's Wake" is curiosity and pleasure. I enjoy reading classics literature and Philosophy, so I don't mind taking time on a novel. This one though is a major mind f#%k! I read a couple pages and it was hilarious seeing how Joyce plays with words and makes games out of grammer. My professor advised me not to try to find a overlying meaning but to just enjoy the beauty of the literature. But with 60 different languages and hundreds of references to his other books(which I read but didn't memorize) this book is almost impossible.