J.G. Ballard on Joyce

I was quite taken by this comment from J.G. Ballard, as quoted in The Independent, via David Langford's Ansible newsletter,via Interzone (Sept. 2003, #191):

"Joyce's incomprehensible novel, which has provided a living for generations of English Literature professors, represents a lamentable tendency in 20th Century fiction: the quest for total obscurity. Finnegans Wake is the best example of modernism disappearing up its own fundament."