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ah the Wake

Posted to Utterances

the wake is not a novel. it is a continuous fluid neverending experiment in sound and language. read it outloud. listen to the sound in the air and in your head. how the language works is what is there. Benji's tale is the tale of an idiot. the Wake is the tale of the history of Ireland. where i think sound and the fury is a good book i dont think it approaches the wake... and it's not what joyce was aiming for... the wake is well planned and executed... and a terror to read... must be read aloud...