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View Diary: Books That Changed My Life--Which book was so far over your head you almost didn’t come up? (254 comments)

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  •  On James Joyce's (3+ / 0-)

    Finnegan's Wake...he embedded something like 26 different languages in the text...and, allegedly, said "It took me ten years to write it.  It ought to take them ten years to read it."  Near the end of his life, his "secretary" was Samuel Beckett.  I've heard that they had some very strange conversations.

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