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.

Sandymount Strand. Stephen's thoughts: his father's voice editorializes on his mother's family. To illuminate, Frank calls on the Iliad, and Thersites's rant against Agamemnon.

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Chapter 3 continues along Sandymount Strand. Wind and waves, Hamlet, and a god of the sea.

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Stephen on the nature of the trinity, and the fate of heresiarchs. Contransmagnificandjewbangtantiality.

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Still on Sandymount Strand. Stephen ponders his own origins and, for the first time, reflects on his father.

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Still on the beach, Stephen muses on Eve, bellybuttons, bucklers, and a good deal of poetry.

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