zurita2015 (zurita2015) wrote in linguaphiles,
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wakeworld is asleep

I'm translating an interview where the novel "Finnegan's Wake" is discussed.

INTERVIEWER
Isn’t Joyce’s attempt to devote virtually an entire novel to the Unconscious more than a purely linguistic experiment?
BURGESS
Yes, of course. The wakeworld is only narrow in that it’s asleep, fixed on one set of impulses only, has too few characters.

I'm almost sure that Anthony Burgess meant by the "wakeworld" the world that one perceives while one is awake, as opposed to the world of dreams. Still, what if Burgess wanted to make a pun on "wakeworld" and the name of the novel? Does it seem to you it even remotely likely?
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