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 Mr. Bloom prepares breakfast for his wife, he thinks of her father, the Major.

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We meet one of literature's most famous and delightful characters, Leopold Bloom of Eccles Street Dublin. 

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Frank casts a brief backward glance over ChapterThree.

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Yet another Baker's Dozen edition: The Introduction from the brand-new eBook, re: Joyce Volume One, which contains the transcripts of the first dozen podcasts.

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In which Stephen, his teeth bothering him, leaves Sandymount Strand as Chapter Three ends.

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