Nancy Mairs’ books include PLAINTEXT; CARNAL ACTS: VOICE LESSONS; ON BECOMING A (WOMAN)) WRITER; REMEMBERING THE BONE HOUSE; AN EROTICS OF PLACE AND SPACE; ORDINARY TIME; CYCLES IN MARRIAGE; FAITH AND RENEWAL; WAIST-HIGH IN THE WORLD; A LIFE AMONG THE NONDISABLED; a Western States Book Award-winning volume of poetry; IN ALL THE ROOMS OF THE YELLOW HOUSE; and A TROUBLED GUEST; LIFE AND DEATH STORIES
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There are a number of other ways FINNEGANS WAKE hit home. One example was the hen finding an undeliverable letter in a dump and what that represented to an under-appreciated Joyce. And how the WAKE itself was represented as “litter” and garbage. And how Joyce “murdered” language. Obviously, his murder was masterly deliberate. But mine has been anything but…masterly or deliberate. By my identifying with FINNEGANS WAKE… that without a lot of effort I wouldn’t have been able to do…I’m not comparing myself with Joyce. I am brighter (a poor pun. Joyce would’ve thought of something better) than that. It seems as if we share (I’m inconsistent here) some of the same pessimism, some of the same boredom, some of the same repetition, and (Yes. as in ULYSSES) sins. However, you also must keep in mind that a WAKE for Joyce represented an opportunity for renewal. For when morning came, H. C. E. woke up.