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 boy stays after class, and Joyce toys with both authority and identity.

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As Stephen's class lets out, a riddle is asked and answered, satisfying nobody.

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Stephen is a somewhat merciful teacher. Musings on Jesus, government, and riddles.

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Stephen's classroom; a library in Paris; Blake and Aristotle; dragons and souls.

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Observations on the author, and the history of Ulysses.

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In Stephen's classroom, Joyce brings in Milton. Reflections on drowning.

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