Thursday, 19 October 2017

Buck Mulligan on Finnegans Wake

Augustus John, portrait of Gogarty, National Museum of Wales

I've already posted Oliver St John Gogarty's review of Finnegans Wake, which was published in the Observer on 7 May 1939. At the time, he described the book as 'the most colossal leg-pull in literature since McPherson’s Ossian.'

Two years later, he wrote a memoir, 'The Joyce I knew', published in the Saturday Review on 24 January 1941.  Here's how he now saw the Wake:

 What a great final image!

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