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.

In this bonus episode, Frank draws from Frank Budgen's memoir to illuminate Joyce's painterly grasp of detail and language.

Direct download: re_Joyce_72a_Joyce_the_Impressionist.mp3
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A little financial arrangement.

Direct download: re_Joyce_72_Shells_and_Shillings.mp3
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As Stephen waits in the headmaster's study, we learn something about its inhabitant.

Direct download: re_Joyce_71_Of_Coins_and_Spoons.mp3
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A new character enters the stage in the longest and least complicated passage yet.

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More on mothers, their love, and secret childhoods.

Direct download: re_Joyce_69_Dark_Palaces.mp3
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