By Andrzej Lukowski, March 13th, 2014 

The only argument against James Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake’ being the most difficult novel in the English language is that, one, it’s stretching the definition of ‘novel’ and, two, it’s stretching the definition of ‘the English language’. A fragmentary babble of non-sequiturs and beautiful made-up words, it’s utterly intoxicating for about ten pages, at which point your brain explodes and you start to question exactly what you’d get out of reading the rest of it.

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