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.

Frank takes a look at four more stories from The Dubliners in this poorly-named episode: A Painful Case, Ivy Day in the Committee Room, A Mother, and Grace.

Direct download: re_Joyce_120A_Five_More_Dubliners.mp3
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Pained memories, and a song. Sense-memories of Paris.

Direct download: re_Joyce_120_Farls_and_Absinthe.mp3
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Columbanus, Fiacre, and Scotus. Stephen's return from Paris, with dirty magazines and a fateful telegram.

Direct download: re_Joyce_119_Sadness_and_Souvenirs.mp3
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Stephen's remembered self, still in Paris, walks like the dispossessed - and murders in his mind. The Linati schema.

Direct download: re_Joyce_118_Shooting_and_Shaking.mp3
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Nostalgia for Paris: medical studies and cheap stew, ticket stubs and alibis.

Direct download: re_Joyce_117_Puce_in_Paris.mp3
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