Finnegans Wake by James Joyce (1939)

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien (1977)

Finnegans Wake - for any writer who has ever struggled to get it right first time, take solace from the pen of the great james joyce

Finnegans Wake - for any writer who has ever struggled to get it right first time, take solace from the pen of the great james joyce

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake | Brain Pickings

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake | Brain Pickings

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books -- Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books -- Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake | Brain Pickings

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake | Brain Pickings

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

Credit: John Vernon Lord/ The Folio Society The Mookse and the Gripes This tale, told by Shaun, is based on the fable of The .

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord's illustrations for James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" created for the Folio Society. Pictured: "The Fall": This illustration represents Tim Finnegan’s fall from a ladder while drunk.

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

A story with no real beginning or end (it ends in Written in a fantantic dream language, forged from polyglot puns and portmanteau words, the Wake features some of Joyce's most brilliant inventive work. Sixty years after its original publication, it remains, in Anthony Burgess's words, "a great comic vision, one of the few books of the world that can make us laugh aloud on nearly every page."

A story with no real beginning or end (it ends in Written in a fantantic dream language, forged from polyglot puns and portmanteau words, the Wake features some of Joyce's most brilliant inventive work. Sixty years after its original publication, it remains, in Anthony Burgess's words, "a great comic vision, one of the few books of the world that can make us laugh aloud on nearly every page."

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Finnegans Wake - in pictures

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord. The Folio Society. The Hen  Illustrated edition of Finnegan's Wake

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

John Vernon Lord. The Folio Society. The Hen Illustrated edition of Finnegan's Wake

A new illustrated edition of Finnegans Wake, as imagined by artist John Vernon Lord for the Folio Society, matches James Joyce's extravagant...

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

A new illustrated edition of Finnegans Wake, as imagined by artist John Vernon Lord for the Folio Society, matches James Joyce's extravagant...

Finnegans Wake: John Vernon Lord 2014 for Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

Simple book cover, unadorned. Wordpress was named after a word from this book. Marshall McLuhan was inspired by James Joyce and specifically this book. Joseph Campbell used the term monomyth in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. Quarks were named after a phrase in this book. But it's probably unreadable and a waste of time.

Simple book cover, unadorned. Wordpress was named after a word from this book. Marshall McLuhan was inspired by James Joyce and specifically this book. Joseph Campbell used the term monomyth in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. Quarks were named after a phrase in this book. But it's probably unreadable and a waste of time.

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