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.

The twelfth of Frank's "Baker's Dozen" podcast mini-essays; and this time he gives some added background to the major characters in Ulysses. 

Direct download: 168A_-_Matters_of_Character.mp3
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Who's telling this story - Mr. Bloom or Mr. Joyce?

Direct download: 168_-_Make_Mine_Meat.mp3
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A girl in the butcher's shop excites Leopold Bloom.

Direct download: 167-_Kidneys__Carpetbeaters.mp3
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Leopold Bloom licks his lips at sausages and hears children singing.

Direct download: 166_-_Baloney__Geography.mp3
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Mr. Bloom calculates how a barman rises to own a pub.

Direct download: 165_-_Dribs__Drabs.mp3
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