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.

A key is found, a door opened, breakfast is served, and various profanities are narrowly avoided, for once.

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We sit down to a fortified breakfast, and meet Haines and his dream. Also: more blasphemy.

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Stephen sees ceremony and symbolism in a shaving bowl.

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Stephen is called to breakfast by Buck, and hit up for a loan at the same time. All is not forgiven.

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We translate Stephen's prayers for the dying from the Latin, and return immediately to both Homer and Shakespeare.

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