by Peter Crawley, July 23rd, 2013
A Joycean stream of consciousness
Olwen Fouéré’s performance gives voice to the river in James Joyce’s unfathomable ‘Finnegans Wake’. It’s sink-or-swim time.
In all the recent efforts to popularise the work of James Joyce, his unfathomable last novel, Finnegans Wake, has remained squarely on the shelf. At least it isn’t hard to fathom why. Its warp and weft of smearing words, literary allusions, multilingual puns and rushing streams of consciousness are now primarily used to enslave academics.