tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post4903712046609327302..comments2017-10-15T23:34:25.004-07:00Comments on Finnegans, Wake! : What is Finnegans Wake? A Simulacrum of the Globe (Part 1)PQhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14491626995530401441noreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post-39436567771863542702015-12-15T01:04:38.381-08:002015-12-15T01:04:38.381-08:00Which, (Euler number, 2.72) brings me to FW page 2...Which, (Euler number, 2.72) brings me to FW page 272 (yes, under the 628 notation), where one can see Joyce's example of letter-to-note substitution (BACH-like music cryptogram), which, in turn, brings me to Prof. Weaver's claim that FW is all music, "a suite in the key of E", which, finally, brings me here http://culture.pl/en/article/secret-code-in-joyces-finnegans-wake-cracked<br />Conclusion? Both a major strength, and a major weakness, of FW is that so much can be said about it, and found in it, but nothing ever final, doubtless, definite.<br /><br />[Do pardon my multiple posts; my internets are failing me today.]Darth Sidahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08906061326514131771noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post-75018647457305873072015-12-15T00:50:27.802-08:002015-12-15T00:50:27.802-08:00Re A) The number of pages of the Restored FW being...Re A) The number of pages of the Restored FW being 544 (I hope I recall it correctly), 544 was a leap year as well.<br /><br />And speaking of Pix2x100 circumference equal to 628, please observe that 544 happens to be equal to ex2x100 [e=Euler constant]. If I juggled numbers (and FW quotes) long enough, I could come up with a rival theory that's not too bizarre.Darth Sidahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08906061326514131771noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post-71079856211174330972015-12-15T00:29:39.251-08:002015-12-15T00:29:39.251-08:00Thank you for your answer, PQ.
A) By "628 AD...Thank you for your answer, PQ.<br /><br />A) By "628 AD" I meant the year 628, a leap one.<br />B) So, we'd have a 3D system on the one hand, and a tesseract-based one on the other hand, mutually exclusive. And then many more on more hands. Hey, I even tracked down Cthulhu in FW once, so who knows what eerie dimensions are there in play? ;)<br />C/D) You wrote the theory is proposed "persuasively", so I took you for a defender. Hence wanted to call in some doubts, either to improve (and validate) the theory, or to question (and disprove) it.<br />All in all, are we not left to groping for a/the truth, among authorities who tell us what to make out of FW? I mean, Bazarnik is as Joycean as Rose and O'Hanlon are. Who's right? (Provided we care about what Joyceans say.)<br /><br />Just my two druggats.Darth Sidahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08906061326514131771noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post-10704949055938132592015-12-15T00:28:17.902-08:002015-12-15T00:28:17.902-08:00This comment has been removed by the author.Darth Sidahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08906061326514131771noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post-22626569676802302022015-12-14T10:35:50.028-08:002015-12-14T10:35:50.028-08:00Hi Darth, thanks for commenting.
A- Not sure wha...Hi Darth, thanks for commenting. <br /><br />A- Not sure what the significance of 628 AD is. I did quote Bazarnik who mentions the first edition of Ulysses had 732 pages, equivalent to the days and nights in a leap year, and 1904 was a leap year. Plus she points out that night falls at the exact halfway point of that text (364-365).<br />B- Various Wake words are devoted to geometry indeed! I wrote a piece on FW as a black cube (including discussion of "tesseract"): http://finwakeatx.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-is-finnegans-wake-mysterious-black.html <br />The text also states "we're globing" (FW 272) and describes an "orb terrestrial" (FW 263).<br />C- See above. Also, this is Bazarnik's very speculative theory, not mine. It's just an extremely, irresistibly fascinating one that I happen to be enamored with at the moment.<br />D- Bazarnik, in the linked essay and also in her expanded book "Joyce & Liberature" specifically criticizes the restored version of FW for mucking up the consistent pagination as well as innumerable hidden Joycean tricks in the process. <br /><br />May the force be with you. PQhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14491626995530401441noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post-13988147801175624742015-12-14T00:41:47.958-08:002015-12-14T00:41:47.958-08:00Hi, I have known Bazarnik's suggestion for qui...Hi, I have known Bazarnik's suggestion for quite some time; and being fond of it, I think one might want to consider these doubts:<br />(A) I might point out 628 AD was a leap year, as well as observe that 628 is 'made of' 6 & 28 (both perfect numbers): so what? A mere observation such as that is a little too little to build any consistent theory on it;<br />(B) Various FW words relating to geometry, such as "tesseract" (page 100, how neat!): how would one reconcile 4D(+nT) system with a 'geodetic' 3D(+1T) one?;<br />(C) 628 may be "the circumference of a circle", but a circle is neither a disk nor a sphere; so, going fast from circumference to a 3D system (globe) seems far-fetched (but if one stayed with the circle, they would not have much new to say, after discussions of the Viconian cycle etc., would they?)<br />(D) "The Restored FW" is NOT 628 pages long; did the editors (Rose & O'Hanlon) forget their maths/geometry lessons?<br />CheersDarth Sidahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08906061326514131771noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post-70950891833777348202015-12-05T18:34:14.393-08:002015-12-05T18:34:14.393-08:00Thanks! Great word, geoglyphy.Thanks! Great word, geoglyphy.PQhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14491626995530401441noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6244755472982220611.post-76841199838063143552015-12-04T15:45:39.889-08:002015-12-04T15:45:39.889-08:00Captivating post, a toast to the geoglyphy.
Cheers...Captivating post, a toast to the geoglyphy.<br />Cheers<br />fly Steve Flyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15471582582737353275noreply@blogger.com