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.

Stephen will never be a saint, for various reasons.

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Still on Sandymount Strand. "Dan" Occam, the invincible doctor. Imagined bells and twinned principles.

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Priests move through Stephen's mind, in the sort of passage that got Joyce in trouble. Three bells mark three Eucharists.

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Frank delves into the second five stories of the Dubliners.

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Stephen recalls friends and priests by nickname, and considers Jaochim Abbas, that old heretic.

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