Quotation by James Joyce

Life, he himself said once, (his biografiend, in fact, kills him verysoon, if yet not, after) is a wake, livit or kirkit, and on the bunk of our breadwinning lies the cropse of our seedfather, a phrase which the establisher of the world by law might pretinately write across the chestfront of all manorwomanborn.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Finnegans Wake, Part I, section ii, Penguin (1976).

The pattern of Finnegans Wake is the constant reenlivening of dead matter, which is also the pattern of mythology and world history in the book.
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