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.

Thinking of Paris and Irish expatriates: Patrice, dynamite, and wild geese. The Michelet view of women, and a little French dialogue.

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Stephen is not going to his aunt's house after all. Kevin Egan, and the works of the blasphemous M. Leo Taxil.

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Musings on the sand, shells, lost ships, and sewage. A stogged bottle, and Christ imagery on a clothesline.

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Stephen imagines his writings lasting an epoch, a mahamanvantara. Then: back to the third-person narrative of grainy sand and squeaking pebbles. 

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Still Chapter 3, on the Sandymount Strand. Stephen reflects on his childhood reading habits, literary ambitions, and private conceits.

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