Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce
Re: Joyce! On the international literary feast day of Bloomsday 2010, we launched a podcast to commemorate James Joyce's mighty novel, "Ulysses", the action of which took place in 18 hours of June 16, 1904. Every week you'll find a five-minute mini-essay from me designed to take you through the novel that's on every list of the greatest books ever written. And as Ulysses runs to some 375,000 words, and I mean to go through it sentence by sentence if I have to, in order to convey the full brilliance of this novel - and the enjoyment to be had from it - I'll be podcasting for some time to come! It's such an absorbing book, it's got diamond mines of references, it's so compassionate, so tender, so moving, so funny - and most of us never know that, because most of us have long been daunted by it. No need to be afraid any more - that is, if you make a habit of listening to these podcasts.

Haines asks Stephen about a personal god, and Stephen answers - out loud, briefly, and to himself, at great length.

Direct download: re_Joyce_46_Freethinking_Walking_Sticks.mp3
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Stephen and Haines share a moment and a smoke.

Direct download: re_Joyce_45_Faith_and_Cigarettes.mp3
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Mulligan capers, versifies, and blasphemes.

Direct download: re_Joyce_44_Only_Joking.mp3
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Haines dwells on Hamlet, and we are reminded of the famous sons of that play, the Odyssey, and - of course - the Bible. 

Direct download: re_Joyce_43_More_Fathers_and_Sons.mp3
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