The Adventurer's Guide to Finnegans Wake
Essay by Ted Gioia
First, don’t be afraid of the big bad Wake. Reading it is an adventure, not a punishment. Consider it a rite of passage, or as the literary equivalent of one of those extreme sports they put on ESPN2 after midnight. It isn't supposed to be easy, but with the right frame of mind, it can be enjoyed. Even if you fail to complete the cou…
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