Come into the Pictures: James Joyce, Illustrated
In Finnegans Wake, James Joyce invites us to “come into the pictures” (243.1). I’ve decided to play with his words by annotating / illustrating / disrupting the 628 pages of the book, a six-year project I call “Lots of Fun with Finnegans Wake.”
Each of us confronts this fantastical text in our own way. In all its linguistic, meandering richness, Finnegans Wake is commodious enough to accommodate a multitude of such confrontations, perhaps a limitless number of them.
The project is also a way for me to connect my twinning interests of the visual and the verbal, the intellectual and the illustrative.
This portfolio for World Literature Today is pages 201–208, from the “Anna Livia” chapter.
Welcome to the pictures.
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