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.

In his second bonus podcast, Frank discusses Joyce's formation on the Island of Saints and Scholars.

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Stephen's mother is placed in the structure of the cosmos.

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Stephen, still brooding, summons memories of his mother's life, and we learn something of pantomime.

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Stephen remembers, poetically and tragically, his mother's deathbed.

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As Stephen stands alone on the tower, we muse upon the painterly language of the seascape.

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