Drawing Finnegan

James Joyce’s experimental masterwork Finnegans Wake gets a visual treatment by Jason Novak in the Paris Review. Novak wastes little time pondering the novel’s meaning or plotline, noting that it “begins halfway through its final sentence” (indeed, it does).

Myself, I’ve never been able to actually finish reading Joyce’s grand gesture to introspective modernism … but Jason Novak’s 7-panel cartoon, which deftly illustrates a symbolic anecdote from the book, will help me fake it at parties.

One Response

  1. I like these side bars, Levi.
    I like these side bars, Levi.

    I like the illustrations also.

    Now, if he can just do about 5000 more to cover the whole book…….

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