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March 11, 2013

Finnegans Wake, Chop Suey

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , , — Bookblurb @ 10:29 am
James Joyce   (1882 - 1941)

James Joyce
(1882 – 1941)

On this day in 1923, James Joyce wrote to his patron, Harriet Weaver, that he had just begun “Work in Progress,” the book which would become Finnegans Wake sixteen years later. When Nora found out that her husband was “on another book again,” she asked if, instead of “that chop suey you’re writing,” he might not try “sensible books that people can understand.”

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