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.

Stephen ascribes a crime to the midwife on the beach. A phonecall to the navel of the world.

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Chapter 3 returns to "normal" narrative for a moment. Women descend to the sea. Swinburne.

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In this bonus episode, Frank describes Joyce's reading list, which owed so much to his Catholic education.

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Stephen parses the poetry of his own thoughts, and opens his eyes to see if the the world has persisted. It has.

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Stephen's thoughts echo his steps as he walks on shells. Frank digresses on Proust.

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