Friday, 5 August 2011

On Finnegans Wake & Joseph Campbell (1988)


Robert Anton Wilson has enthusiastically studied the last book of the Irish ex-patriated author James Joyce for more than 40 years and still thinks Finnegans Wake is the best and brightest of all books published this past century. He speaks of his connection with the mythicist Joe Campbell through their shared interest in James Joyce at the beginning of the interview. Robert Anton Wilson goes on to positively rhapsodize about Finnegans Wake while including other historical and literary personages who he lists as contributing to his over-all hilarious, fast-paced philosophical-political interpretation of "the great work". If you want to celebrate Finnegans Wake, James Joyce, Robert Anton Wilson and experience how Joseph Campbell fits in, this is a great listen.

5 comments:

The Croaker said...

R.A.W.

The View from Mt. Pelion said...

First, beautiful site. Second, I haven't heard this yet (d/l right now), but it sounds like it's going to be amazing. I love James Joyce (as should everyone), I love Joseph Campbell (as should everyone) and R.A.W. is brilliant (indisputable). Simply knowing this exists has put me right. Cheers.

Charles Frith said...

Yes. Excellent resource. Thanks for putting the time in.l

The Croaker said...

Likewise Charles, I've was checking out your blog yesterday and have been liking your work on YT for a while now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

This file is broken, reup would be awesome. Still tons of lectures and stuff to watch and listen to. You really show me some new people and philosophies I've never heard of. Thanks for all your work!

Cheers