Extract from my real-time review here of FINNEGANS WAKE by James Joyce:
–> Page 466
“He is looking aged with his pebbled eyes, and johnnythin too, from livicking on pidgins’ ifs with puffins’ ands,…”
“Let us be holy and evil and let her be peace on the bough.”
“With your dumpsey diddely dumpsey die, fiddeley fa. Diavoloh!”
That reminds me of Leland Palmer’s song in TWIN PEAKS. And it has ignited in my mind several comparisons between FW and this landmark TV series by David Lynch. The backward speech, in particular, as SKOOB was mirrored backwards earlier in tune with this book’s captchas and insidious wordplay rhythms and muddles that infiltrate the mind etc. The sexual concatenations, too. The incestuous implications (eg: Leland and HCE). In fact, the more I think about it, the more I think TP may have been inspired or at least Jungianly synchronised by FW. This does not seem to have been noticed before, perhaps not even noticed by Lynch and his colleagues!
EDIT (a bit later today): And Nadine in TP wore an eye patch on her left eye, as James Joyce did. Much has been spoken about Nadine in this regard, and I do wonder if she had iritis rather than losing it in a riding accident.
If further TP-FW connections arise, I shall mention them in the comment stream below.