[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Home]
4Archive logo
Are there any good translations of Finnegans...
If images are not shown try to refresh the page. If you like this website, please disable any AdBlock software!

You are currently reading a thread in /lit/ - Literature

Thread replies: 17
Thread images: 5
Are there any good translations of Finnegans Wake into English?
>>
>>7593978
there are online resources dedicated to decoding and explaining nearly every word of the novel
>>
>>7593978
http://finwake.com/
>>
>>7593978

Not really; even the Skeleton Key loses like 80% of what's there.
The best way to understand the work really is to eat Jimmy Joy's brain.
>>
>>7593991
If you want to take an authors power for your own you must consume not his brain, but both his heart and liver
>>
File: triggered.jpg (16 KB, 320x371) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
triggered.jpg
16 KB, 320x371
>>7593978
>>
You're never going to understand all of it. Joyce never intended for his readers to understand all of it. Once you accept that and plow through the words regardless you'll start enjoying yourself a lot more.
>>
>>7593978
Just read it out aloud. You won't understand it particularly well but you'll come to appreciate the level of detail in the rhythm of the book. It's mesmerising and sounds like obscure Irish dialect.
>>
>>7595636
Jj's liver had already shriveled away to nothing by the time of his death, though, which is the real reason finnegans wake will never be fully understood by anybody.
>>
>>7595636

But true power comes from understanding, not from strength or courage or the metabolic breakdown of toxins in the blood.
>>
>he can't read dialect writings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtOQi7xspRc
>>
File: scout x2.png (354 KB, 495x539) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
scout x2.png
354 KB, 495x539
>>7595813
>/lit/ faggotss literally intentionally read books they don't understand
>>
>>7596256
>not understanding fully is the same thing as not understanding at all
>>
>Spend all my time trying to "understand" finnegan's wake.
>mfw it's just a bunch of slapstick humor, dick jokes, shit, bodily fluids, and weird sex
>>
>>7596256
>not appreciating literature as an open canvas for interpretation
>>
File: getaloadathisguy.gif (926 KB, 350x262) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
getaloadathisguy.gif
926 KB, 350x262
>>7596256
>he thinks he can comprehend the totality of any physical entity
>>
File: 1451980971877.png (117 KB, 238x351) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1451980971877.png
117 KB, 238x351
>>7593978

>reading meme books
Thread replies: 17
Thread images: 5
Thread DB ID: 430610



[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at [email protected] with the post's information.