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Every Man His Own God: From Ulysses to Finnegans Wake

AfteraninitialgaspofastonishmentoveratextthatlookslikeEnglishyet seemstobeinaforeignlanguage,readersencounteringFinnegansWakeforthe firsttimemaybeevenmoredauntedbypopularhandbooksonJoycetowhich theyturnforencouragementandexplanation:

Everythinginthebookoughttobeinformation,butmuchofit continuestobenoise,andperhapsalwayswillbe.'