Monday, July 04, 2005

Well, I'll be quarked

I am in grievous error. I said in an earlier post that the physicist Gell-Mann got the name "quark" from ULYSSES. Wroing wroing wrong. The term comes from Joyce's FINNEGAN'S AWAKE and boy is he hungover.

Okay, okay. That's FINNEGAN'S WAKE, which probably refers to poor Finnegan's postmortem rites. Several friends and kind colleagues have commented that I have chosen the wrong non-understandable novel to read, that FW better fits that criterion.

I hang my head in abashment.

Still waiting on Amazon.



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