“As one tortures one’s way through Finnegan’s Wake an impression grows that Joyce has lost his hold on human life. Obsessed by the spaceless and timeless void, he has outrun himself. We begin to feel that his very freedom to say anything has become a compulsion to say nothing.”
Alfred Kazin, New York Herald Tribune
Excerpted from: Bernard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.