Monday, 22 February 2010
Finnegans Wake reviewed (part 1)
200 pages gone down and 400 upto go. So what's allabout?
It's the broad sweep of the river of life as Joyce tells us with his EveandAdam hopening time gambit. The roving river is an escape route. Joyce's escaped root. The readingof thetext is the floweroftheriver. The river strumbles, strembles, stropples and oftimes swims in dleap stillwaters. And the funny zounds, sounds, knowsno bounds, knows minstrely swannyriver duck&drake sounds, for the readallowed readaloud leerders rushrushrush hiss like the riveristelf with a kayoptic snaking burbleandgurgle, whirrgle and turgle along thejoyful joycianway via sacra dublintriesteparisandrome and the cleancut land of the ahcurate cuckoothymepieces. JJ porks fum at whimself, at his usleysess, at his idiotsincrusties of whichheisfully whistfullware! Characters floater drown like stixnsteins two trembel and trimbl, crumb and grow, in volarius describesis. It's a rundferfl berolly and burrelly larfaminit smile on yorkipper bit ow'bardic nunsins and trooly a song of joyce!