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The majority of this page of Finnegans Wake concerns food and also what can barely be described as food but serves it’s purpose nevertheless as Shem’s wretchedness is layed out in ‘bits’ or ‘bites’ for his readers. Various images of males retching, complex associations that flit from image to image and writing to image and image to writing lie ready for further work to be added to this picture. The major text added to this image is a section from Alan Roughly’s Desire Between Joyce and Derrida from Reading Derrida Reading Joyce . This text considers Adam and Eve. Chains of liquids and other substances flow in this text to suggest semen running out of a pen in the act of writing itself - hence the bodily images that appear dotted over its surface.

The image: Shem FW. 171
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