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.

The looking glass evokes both Shakespeare's Caliban and Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray

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As the insults mount, Stephen faces his own reflection.

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 We find meaning - and a Shakespearean precedent - in Stephen's black clothing.

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Getting past Mulligan's accusations of mummery, we enter Stephen's thoughts and encounter his dead mother.

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