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 listens, then leads

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Stephen listens to echoes of Egypt

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Moses enters Stephen’s life.

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Stephen's in a world of fine words.

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Stephen watches a code being cracked.

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Stephen is encouraged to emulate.

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It’s time for bad, very bad, jokes.

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The radiance of the intellect.

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And guess who’s back in the game? 

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 Mr. Bloom has a funny walk.

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Vested interests in the editor’s office.

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A continuation of Wednesday’s half-upload!

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In this throaty half-podcast Mr. Bloom reflects on a baker.

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A Placeholder, because Frank’s voice isn’t working to day: listen…

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Mr. Bloom hears more purple prose.

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Mr. Bloom walks into a difficult room.

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Memory matters for Mr. Bloom.

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Mr. Bloom considers words and noises.

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A Baker’s Dozen Special Edition on Joyce’s flummoxing riddle.

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Mr. Bloom, amid noise, gets a result.

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Mr. Bloom ponders journals and journalists

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Mr. Bloom sees a distinguished gentleman.

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Chapter 7 begins: In the Cave of the Winds 

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Mr. Bloom gets little thanks for a sartorial correction.

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Mr. Bloom sees a rat and is gloomy.

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Mr. Bloom, in the cemetery, imagines alternative commemorations.

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A great and famous confusion begins.

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Mr. Bloom ponders death and mortality.

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Mr. Bloom, at the graveside, observes many things.

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Do we have a solution to Joyce's long-perplexing mystery? 

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Mr. Bloom wonders whether our dead bodies can produce good food.

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Mr. Boom sees an old love-rival, who doesn’t like him.

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Mr. Bloom finds he is not alone in the cemetery.

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Is Mr. Bloom being inappropriate at a funeral?

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Mr. Bloom contemplates noxious vapors.

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Considers the woman whose private fortune supported James Joyce for over twenty years.

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Mr. Bloom prepares some condolences.

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In this new, extra edition, Mr. Bloom has some jagged thoughts.

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Mr. Bloom contemplates grave matters.

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Mr. Bloom hears a good legal principle.

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Mr. Bloom considers the further uses of cattle.

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re: Joyce 258, Kellys & Cattle

Mr. Bloom reflects on old songs and unfortunate hospital names.

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re: Joyce 257, Fast Cars & Hairy Ears

Mr. Bloom recalls a coroner and funeral hurries on.

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Mr. Bloom’s fellow-travelers make a gaffe - or is it deliberate?

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re: Joyce 255, Re: Hearses

Mr. Bloom contemplates the colors of burial.

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re: Joyce 254, Street Smarts

Mr. Bloom’s mental travelog through Dublin continues. 

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re: Joyce 253, Vino & Veritas

In which we find a cure for a drunk’s red nose.

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re: Joyce 252A, A Baker's Dozen Special Edition

The Story So Far - revisiting Chapters 1 to 5.

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re: Joyce 252,  Tales of the Riverbank

Mr. Bloom is subjected to rudeness.

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re: Joyce 251, Moneylenders & Mirth

Will the real Reuben Dodd please stand up?

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re: Joyce 250, Sombre Pedestals

The funeral rolls on past distinguished statues.

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re: Joyce 249, Silent Ripostes

Mr. Bloom keeps his thoughts to himself as he moves away from a taunt.

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re: Joyce 248, Second Thoughts

As Mr. Bloom shows tact, James Joyce shows his own changing mind.

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re: Joyce 247, Art Versus Life

Mr. Joyce's life echoes Mr. Bloom's.

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re: Joyce 246, Bleak As Blazes

In which a major player in Mr Bloom's anguish steps onstage. 

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re: Joyce 245, Points of Interest

Discover how and where the four men are sitting in the carriage.

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re: Joyce 244, Sadness & Woe

Mr. Bloom reads the Hatches, Matches & Dispatches.

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re: Joyce 243, Pecking Orders & Pomposity

In a funeral carriage we see Mr. Bloom being snubbed.

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 re: Joyce 242, Dogs’ Homes & Gasworks

During a halt in the funeral Mr. Bloom reminisces...

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re: Joyce 241, Carriage Trade

The funeral-goers uncover some of their carriage’s past life.

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re: Joyce 240A, Reading Joyce

In response to a listener (and donor) some suggestions on how to read the works of James Joyce.

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re: Joyce 240, Cease to do Evil

Sad thoughts for Mr. Bloom, as he recalls a better occasion.

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re: Joyce 239, Breadcrumbs & Bastards

Simon Dedalus, Stephen's father, threatens dire action against Buck Mulligan. 

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