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.

As Stephen continues to write poetry we learn of Cassiopeia, augurs and their flights of birds, along with Freud, Jung, and Telemachus.

Direct download: re_joyce_146_seeing_stars.mp3
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Frank discusses two quotes, one simple, one opaque, the latter filled with hidden symbolism, sexual desire and the connections that make them sing.

Direct download: re_Joyce_145_Taking_Note.mp3
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 Frank talks about Sylvia Beach and her part in brining Ulysses to the world. 

Direct download: re_Joyce_144A__Who_is_Sylvia.mp3
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Frank discusses Joycean phrases including "Pin it Down" along with actor Kevin Spacey.

Direct download: re_Joyce_144_Womb_to_Tomb.mp3
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Stephen still on Sandymount. "Omnis caro ad te veniet." A pale vampire, and Douglas Hyde. Hamlet's tablets.

Direct download: re_Joyce_143_Kissing_Time.mp3
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