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  1. Richard P says:

    Ah, now I see the allusion at the end of your story! Decades ago, I tried really hard with FW, but gave up after about 10% (as most do). I just didn’t know enough, or I got exhausted … but it continues to be a fascinating book for me, the kind of thing you find in dreams—except it really exists. Once in a while I will dip into it again. See this post for my notes on typewriters in FW: https://writingball.blogspot.com/2012/02/dactylogram-typewriters-in-finnegans.html

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    1. mcfeats says:

      Now that’s interesting. Joyce wasn’t fond of typewriters, but FW does include modern technologies. There is a long scene with publicans tuning into a radio program. He also references television (specifically John Baird). I came to typewriters after working through FW.

      The 28/29 girls are the rainbow girls that attend St Brigid’s. They represent the cycle of the month, with the 29th girl being Issy, (leap year), daughter of Humphrey Earwicker and Ana Livia and sister to Shem and Shaun.

      The presence of the servant, Kate, is sometimes represented by a tapping sound.

      I guess Joyce was too old and too male to take to typewriters, but now you’ve piqued my curiosity!


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