James Joyce, Paris, early 1920s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking ahead to Finnegans Wake, Shem the Penman anticipates the spectral potential of sensing at a distance. The Wake remains to this day the first work of fiction to document a seance over the telephone.

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