Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce (literature)
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.

Some men about town...

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We meet an inventive Dublin hero.

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Meet a controlling sneezer.

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From a secretary to a clergyman.

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Romance language - and “literature”...

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We meet the dashing seducer!

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The brooding Dedalus brood shifts in time.

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The Story So Far - So Far.

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 Dublin city is on the move.

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A little Latin loving, perhaps?

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Father Conmee is such a thoughtful man.

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Dublin opens up to Father Conmee.

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A wonderful moment of characterization.

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In a new chapter, Dublin city is a character.

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The final moments of Scylla and Charybdis.

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Amid Mulligan's bawdry - a profound moment.

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Is the book taking over the narration?

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Stephen is barely holding on.

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Does Stephen believe his own theory?

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Stephen lays out the drama.

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Stephen’s own myth.

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Stephen identifies family villains

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Stephen & Brush up Your Shakespeare.

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A Baker’s Dozen Special Edition.

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Stephen links incest to avarice.

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Stephen tallies Shakespeare’s deep resources.

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Stephen describes the Shakespeare clan.

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Shakespeare in love, sacred and profane. 

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 Buck derogates and Stephen soars.

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Was Hamlet a woman? Or an Irishman?

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Stephen’s tormentor is back!

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Stephen shows Shakespearean sympathies.

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Stephen has a lot to say.

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Stephen reflects on ancient thoughts.

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Stephen is not yet among the new poetic voices.

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Stephen's twixt Shakespeare and Theosophy.

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Stephen famously opens portals of discovery.

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Stephen launches his Shakespeare theory

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Stephen’s theory moves toward lift-off.

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In the library Stephen listens.

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In the writing of Ulysses handwriting took on new meaning.

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In the library Stephen theosophizes.

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Who - or what - are Scylla and Charybdis?

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Mr. Bloom has to run and hide.

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 Mr. Bloom is a decent fellow.

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Can Mr. Bloom arrest his anguished thoughts?

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Enter some sober minor characters.

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Is Mr. Bloom really a Freemason?

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Mr. Bloom enjoys voluptuous memories.

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Mr. Bloom is melancholy about oysters.

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Mr. Bloom has to listen to some unwelcome chatter.

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Mr Bloom orders lunch and fights off malice.

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Mr. Bloom has a strange, futuristic view of dining.

 

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Mr. Bloom is too disgusted for words.

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Mr. Bloom fights melancholy with silk.

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Mr. Bloom tries a little magic experiment.

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Mr. Bloom overhears a mysterious, passing conversation.

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The light of James Joyce’s life, his daughter, Lucia.

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 Is Mr. Bloom having a sugar dip?

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Wading beneath the surface of Ulysses...

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Mr. Bloom contemplates pregnancies.

 

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A hint of the kinky in Mr. Bloom.

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Meet Cashel Boyle O’Connor Fitzmaurice Tisdall Farrell.

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Mr. Bloom displays compassion.

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Mr. Bloom meets a pretty old friend.

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Mr. Bloom has fond memories.

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The sandwich men are here!

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An advertisement worries Mr. Bloom.

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Mr. Bloom feeds the birds.

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And on we go - into Chapter Eight.

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Quiet departure from the cave of the winds.

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Will the editor print Stephen's tale?

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The Father of the Winds asks to be kissed.

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Stephen begins to tell a story.

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For New Year’s Day a Baker’s Dozen Special Edition on the year of Leopold Bloom.

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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 is encouraged to emulate.

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Mr. Bloom, amid noise, gets a result.

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

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

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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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re: Joyce 238, Fidus Achates

In which Mr. Bloom sees for the first time Stephen Dedalus.

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re: Joyce 237, The road to Hell

The carriage moves off, the funeral begins.

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re: Joyce 236, Funeral Pace

We begin a new chapter and go to a funeral.

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re: Joyce 235, Farewell the Lotus

Chapter Five ends in a bath-tub: or does it?

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re: Joyce 234, Lingering Lotus-Eaters

Mr. Bloom considers the game of cricket and a ballad.

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re: Joyce 233, Sports & Porters

Mr. Bloom thinks he can do better.

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re: Joyce 232, The Throwaway Factor

The beginning of a wonderful long-running joke.

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re: Joyce 231, Waxes & Warts

Mr. Bloom considers hemophilia and lemony soap.

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Mr. Bloom shows an understanding of nettles and oatmeal and rainwater

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re: Joyce 229, Poppysyrups & Poisons

Mr. Bloom entertains deep thoughts about healing potions.

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re: Joyce 228, Pestle and Mortar

Mr. Bloom peers into the history and mystery of alchemy.

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re: Joyce 227, Furtive Hands

Mr. Bloom adjusts his clothing and steps out into the light.

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re: Joyce 226, Browbeatings & Buzz

Mr. Bloom dwells on lofty priests and lowlife pickpockets. 

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 re: Joyce 225, Whispers of Remorse

Mr. Bloom and the wonders of the confessional.

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re: Joyce 224A, Throwing the Book at Him

In this Baker's Dozen special edition hear about two new and compelling books of Joyceana.

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re: Joyce 224, Eunuchs & Liqueurs

Mr. Bloom contemplates high voices and fancy drinks.

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re: Joyce 223, Mozart or Muller

Mr. Bloom loves the sound of his wife's glorious voice.

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re: Joyce 222, Wine & Spirits

Mr. Bloom attempts some democratic thoughts on Catholic worship.

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re: Joyce 221, Character & Assassination

Mr. Bloom has a few scathing thoughts on Catholics and their standards.

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re: Joyce 220, Bread & Bleeding Statues

Mr. Bloom's irreverent thoughts extend to irreverent events.

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re: Joyce 219, Cannibals and Corpses

Mr. Joyce, through Mr. Bloom's thoughts, offends the devout. 

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re: Joyce 218, Swimmers & Sodalities

find interesting connections and mischievous irreverence.

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re: Joyce 217, Jesuits & Jossticks

Mr. Bloom contemplates some world religions.

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re: Joyce 216A, The Birth of Dubliners

Frank's centenary talk for the Rosenbacchanal dinner in Philadelphia on Friday 13 June 2014.

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re: Joyce 216, Pools and Swirls

Mr. Bloom contemplates a virtual flood of dark brew.

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re: Joyce 215, Stout Fun

Mr Bloom considers valuable signatures and barrels of Guinness

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re: Joyce 214, Cool Waters

A woman with a jar of cool water in her head? Does Mr. Bloom imagine it?

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Mr. Bloom has his own, somewhat questionable, version of the famous scene from the Gospels.

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re: Joyce 212, Pinpoints

Mr. Bloom reflects on roughness, roses and thorns.

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re: Joyce 211, The Flowers That Bloom

Mr. Bloom considers floriography.

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re: Joyce 210, Matters of Correction

Mr. Bloom reads his erotic correspondence and we learn a little more about him. 

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re: Joyce 209, Petals & Pussycats

 Mr. Bloom looks at a wise cat and opens his breathtaking letter.

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re: Joyce 208, Taws & Dobbers

Mr. Bloom, in search of a quiet corner, causes rudery to be unveiled.

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re: Joyce 207, Nags & Nosebags

Mr. Bloom contemplates the peaceful lives of horses. 

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 re: Joyce 206, Stage Stars & Sadness

Mr. Bloom looks into the distance and recalls his poor father. 

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re: Joyce 205, Soft Soap & Smallpox

Mr. Bloom, pleased at having vanquished McCoy, now worries about vaccination.

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re: Joyce 204 A, Location, Location, Location

In this Baker's Dozen essay Frank looks at some of the places in Homer's Greece that connect to Joyce's Dublin.

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re: Joyce 204, Funeral Tricks

Mr. Bloom agrees to oblige Mr. McCoy at a funeral.

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re: Joyce 203, Portmanteaus & Potted Meat

 

 

Mr. Bloom gets wise to a luggage scam.

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re: Joyce 202, Silk Stockings & Esprit de Corps

Mr. Bloom is hoping for something shocking but Life gets in the way.

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re: Joyce 201, Foosterings & Fallbacks

Mr. Bloom is irritated by impediments to his lovely, rich-woman fantasy.

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Mr. Bloom sees a rich lady, but is she too far above him?

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re: Joyce 199, The Real McCoy

Mr Blooms wants to read his secret letter but he's interrupted.

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Mr. Bloom has scathing thoughts on the men in uniform.

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Frank stalks Mr. Bloom to the Post Office and finds that he uses a false name!

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Mr. Bloom is caught between Newton and Archimedes.

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Mr. Bloom thinks how sweet it would be to do nothing.

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re: Joyce 194, Hatbands & Heat

Mr. Bloom has a secret and Joyce has a very good joke.

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re: Joyce 193, Funeral Music

Mr. Bloom hears an undertaker's song.

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re: Joyce 192a, Love & Ulysses

a Baker's Dozen edition for St. Valentine's day, Frank considers the love story at the heart of Joyce's greatest work

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re: Joyce 192, Hitting the Streets

The beginning of Chapter Five: Mr. Bloom goes forth.

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Mr. Bloom is bodily refreshed and summoned by bells.

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How do you connect Leonardo da Vinci to Disney's dancing hippos? 

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The Literary Ambitions of Leopold Bloom.

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Warning! TMI on the way - Mr. Bloom is in the toilet.

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Mr. Bloom goes about his morning duty.

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Mr. Bloom takes the air and considers his estates. 

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Can Mr. Bloom's cat forecast the weather?

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Is Mr. Bloom going to lose his daughter as well as his wife?

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Mr. Bloom reflects on having a teenage daughter.

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What a delicious breakfast a kidney makes.

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Mr. Bloom's soft porn stirs his thoughts of reincarnation.

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Frank's bonus edition looks at the man who wrote The Odyssey. Or did he? And was it a man?

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Mr. Bloom's interest is whipped up by Ruby, the Pride of the Ring.

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Do we hear a different kind of chamber music?

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Poor Mr. Bloom fears the local Don Giovanni.

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Mr. Bloom prepares a tray and keeps it in the family.

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Mr. Bloom has fond but slightly unhealthy memories of  birthday gifts.

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Mr. Bloom prepares breakfast but will the cat eat pork?

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Mr. Bloom delivers the mail and a pain to his own heart.

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Bloom's mood changes: he seems to have a cloud over him... 

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Bloom's mood changes: he seems to have a cloud over him... 

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Mr. Bloom experiences a mood change - he's literally under a cloud.

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Mr. Bloom reminisces about Jewish friends and their harvest festivals.

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Mr. Bloom, walking along the street, contemplates the sale of olive groves in the Middle East. 

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Mr Bloom thinks about the girl next door, but her boyfriend is a cop.

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The twelfth of Frank's "Baker's Dozen" podcast mini-essays; and this time he gives some added background to the major characters in Ulysses. 

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Who's telling this story - Mr. Bloom or Mr. Joyce?

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A girl in the butcher's shop excites Leopold Bloom.

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Leopold Bloom licks his lips at sausages and hears children singing.

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Mr. Bloom calculates how a barman rises to own a pub.

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A barman makes an astounding declaration to Mr. Bloom

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Mr. Bloom imagines sweet music, and we think of a sweet sad song.

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Mr. Bloom is musing on exotic flavors of the east, and crusty hot bread from Dublin

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Mr. Bloom leaves home, but how will he get back in again?

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As Mr. Bloom prepares breakfast for his wife, he thinks of her father, the Major.

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We meet one of literature's most famous and delightful characters, Leopold Bloom of Eccles Street Dublin. 

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Frank casts a brief backward glance over ChapterThree.

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Yet another Baker's Dozen edition: The Introduction from the brand-new eBook, re: Joyce Volume One, which contains the transcripts of the first dozen podcasts.

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In which Stephen, his teeth bothering him, leaves Sandymount Strand as Chapter Three ends.

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Here we have a delightfully tricky cluster of references that range from Satan to a horse race in France.

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Stephen has a few zombie thoughts about how a corpse will be changed by the sea.

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Stephen listens to the rhythm of the waves and thinks of weavers at the loom.

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 Stephen makes a contribution to the seven seas. 

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Stephen considers having put himself in other people’s shoes.

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Stephen has an unhealthy thought for the Book of Genesis.

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 Touch & Go, Stephen dreams of yellow stockings and apple dumplings.

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In which Stephen, naughty boy, takes the meaning of “ineluctable” a little farther.

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In chapter 3 Frank discusses emblematic illustrations, bishops, religion and Aristotle.

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As Stephen continues to write poetry we learn of Cassiopeia, augurs and their flights of birds, along with Freud, Jung, and Telemachus.

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Frank discusses two quotes, one simple, one opaque, the latter filled with hidden symbolism, sexual desire and the connections that make them sing.

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 Frank talks about Sylvia Beach and her part in brining Ulysses to the world. 

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Frank discusses Joycean phrases including "Pin it Down" along with actor Kevin Spacey.

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Stephen still on Sandymount. "Omnis caro ad te veniet." A pale vampire, and Douglas Hyde. Hamlet's tablets.

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Still Proteus, still on Sandymount Strand, Stephen watches the "gypsy woman" pass. The handmaid of the moon. Bride-, child-, and death-beds.

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The couple passes Stephen on the beach, and he wonders if the woman wonders about him - or his hat. Saint James, Hamlet, and Eve.

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A bit of song: The Rogue's Delight and The Canting Academy. Morose delectation. Stephen muses on monkwords versus roguewords.

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Stephen contemplates the lingo of rogues, and Frank introduces us to Thomas Harman and Richard Head.

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The cocklepickers become Gypsies in Stephen's mind. Bing awast to Romeville.

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Stephen's dream, almost. Haroun al Raschid. Adverb becomes verb.

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The dogs digs; Thomas Gray's Elegy. Spouse-breach and pards, and Brunetto Latini's Tesoretto.

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Tatters, the cocklepickers' dog, encounters a fallen comrade on Sandymount Strand and is called away. In Memoriam.

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Still on Sandymount Strand: a dog, depicted with a painter's eye, barks at the sea. Heraldry. Seamorse… or seamouse?

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Stephen thinks of drowning, and his mother's death. Tide and change.

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In this bonus episode a few days before Christmas, Frank discusses the final tale of The Dubliners: The Dead.

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Stephen, dwelling on insults, thinks of the Decameron - and of his own failures of courage and athleticism.

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Still on the same paragraph, Frank considers Walter Harris's The History and Antiquities of the City of Dublin as a source for Joyce. Moving on, the dog barks, and Stephen imagines himself a stag at bay. Famous pretenders.

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A running dog on the beach. Stephen thinks of Lochland raiders, and of ancient Dubliners attacking beached turlehide whales.

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Just over halfway through Chapter 3, Proteus, we continue last week's passage. Sir Lout the gigant, and a live dog.

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Stephen ascends from the tide, in both thought and motion, but finds only weeds, rocks, and rats. Louis Veuillot on Gautier, and an Arabian tale of sand and stone that may or may not be off-topic.

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Stephen doesn't want to spend another night at Martello tower; luckily, his soul walks with him. Elsinore.

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A return from Paris to Sandymount Strand, and the Kish lightship. Depressions in sand and soul, and time passing.

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Paris still remembered on the Strand. Kevin Egan used to be a fine figure of a boy. Old bombs, old exiles, and old songs - and we're done with kevin Egan.

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Continuing a paragraph, Kevin Egan in the Paris of Stephen's memory. Victoria and Maud Gonne, Millevoye and Faure. Bathtime. Next paragraph: the bomber smokes, and muses on the jailbreak of James Stephens. 

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Conversations in Paris. Dalcassians, Arthur Griffith, pimander. Stephen as his father's son in Kevin Egan's eyes. A shirt tells a story.

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Stephen still remembers Paris with Kevin Egan and Patrice: gunpowder cigarettes, absinthe, milk, coffee, and postprandials.

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The smell of Paris, a sensual meditation, and a bit of French farce. Giacomo Joyce.

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Stephen is not going to his aunt's house after all. Kevin Egan, and the works of the blasphemous M. Leo Taxil.

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

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