Peter Montgomery wrote:
> So How does FINNEGANS WAKE fit into all this?
I claim no knowledge of Finnegan's Wake -- I "read" it only in the sense
that I let my eyes rest on each word consecutively from the first page
to the last. But even for those of us to whom the book is mostly opaque,
I don't see how it poses any puzzles as to how it fits into this thread.
One phrase I recall, "lipoleum and wellingdone." Obviously it couldn't
exist without the context of 150 years of English history, including
both floor coverings and a major war. So it fits in as nicely as any
fragment of any language.