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.

Here we have a delightfully tricky cluster of references that range from Satan to a horse race in France.

Direct download: 155_Lucifer__Lord_Byron.mp3
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Stephen has a few zombie thoughts about how a corpse will be changed by the sea.

Direct download: 154_The_Rattle_of_Change.mp3
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Stephen listens to the rhythm of the waves and thinks of weavers at the loom.

Direct download: 153_Weaving_Waves.mp3
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 Stephen makes a contribution to the seven seas. 

Direct download: 152_Water_Music.mp3
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Stephen considers having put himself in other people’s shoes.

Direct download: 151_Boots__Shoes.mp3
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