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
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."
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.