Not the photo….
But that somebody has reached the middle of “Finnegan’s Wake.”
Oh… wait… OK…. it doesn’t say he read that far.
So, who does that make the butt’s of the joke?
I read Joyce just to spite my old man, who couldn’t make it through. Wouldn’t’ve wanted to take a test on him, but I read every novel.
The story goes that after having delivered the Ulysses, the literature world made some claim like “this was a crazy thing to do, and there is no way to top it”. So Joyce decided he had to top it, and significantly. When he then published the first pieces of FW, even his friends said, now he has gone too far, and the rest of the world simply judged him either to be a lunatic or an arrogant snob who just wants to show that he can mock the world with insignificant trash and gets away with it. Only later some intellectuals started seeing him as a genius.
If you don’t know what it is, it’s ‘art’.Or a ghost.
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