NABOKV-L post 0004231, Sun, 27 Jun 1999 08:42:17 -0700

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Re: Nabokov and Joyce: Novel structure -ADDENDUM
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A few days ago I sent the following ([which you needn't reread!]
but realize I should have added the facts that:

Part IV of _Finnegans Wake_ ends abruptly in the middle of a sentence.

Part 4 of _Ada_ ends abruptly in the middle of a sentence.

I hate these b____y coincidences!

John
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Earlier posting


> Although VN admired Joyce, he did object to JJ's too stron emphasis
> on sex. We know from _Ada_ that VN did not like dwelling on such
> matters, especially alluding to their physiological aspects. He also
> didn't care so much for _Finnegans Wake_
>
> _Finnegans Wake_, we recall, consists of one long section divided into
> chapters, two medium sections divided into fewer chapters than the
> first section, followed by a section consisting of a single longish
> chapter.
>
> _Ada_, on the other hand, consists of one long section divided into
> chapters, two medium sections divided into fewer chapters than the
> first section, followed by a section consisting of a single longish
> chapter.
>
> However this longish chapter in _Ada_ is in turn followed by still
> another short section of six quite short (staccato) chapters
>
> BANG BANG BANG BANG BAND BANG
>
> Gotcha!
>
> John