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Quinet in the Wake: The Proof or The Pudding?

Severaltheorieshavebeenproposedregardingthenarrativestructureof FinnegansWake,andeachhashaditsadvocates:thatitisacontinuous narrative,orthatthereisanarrativelinethatisconstantlybeinginterrupted, orthatmultiplenarrativesareembeddedintoeachother,orthatthereisa thematicstructurecontainingnarrativeanalogues,orthataseriesofpointsof referenceoperatewithinoscillatingperspectives,orthatanarrativecoexistswith variousnear-narrativesandconstantcommentaries-noneofthesetheoriesneed bediscardedandallmayfunctioninconjunctionwitheachother.Withno organizingschemaavailable,theseapproachesmayprovidestructuring possibilities.