© 2022 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Finding Music in 'Finnegans Wake'

James Joyce's Finnegans Wake poses a challenge even to the most ambitious readers. While the printed word may confound, the story takes on new meanings when heard out loud.

Poet Paul Muldoon and Jacki Lyden discover Finnegans' musicality as they listen to an archival recording of James Joyce reading from his final novel.

The recording is included in the new book, Poetry Speaks Expanded.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.