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  • Luigi Schenoni, 1935–2008
  • Corinna del Greco Lobner

The demise of Luigi Schenoni (1935–2008) marks an irreplaceable loss in Joycean circles. His monumental effort to translate Finnegans Wake into Italian—he succeeded in completing four chapters—initiated an experiment in linguistic metamorphosis many found amusing and most found exceptionally brilliant. A gentle, unassuming scholar, Schenoni dedicated his life to retelling Finnegans Wake in the language [End Page 434] he loved and Joyce knew so well. Certainly if Giacomo could talk, he would thank the “[s]traorbinaire” (FW 295.17) scholar from Bologna, Italy, for his brilliant, unequivocal dedication. [End Page 435]



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