Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rare recording of James Joyce reading

Cory Doctorow on the Boing Boing site has posted a link to a most interesting mp3, celebrating Bloomsday (June 16th, the date on which Ulysses takes place). Very interesting (but is it just me, that a little goes a long way?).

Boing Boing: Here's a rare reading of James Joyce performing his own work; as John Naughton notes, "When I first heard it I was astonished to find that he had a broad Irish-country accent. I had always imagined him speaking as a 'Dub' -- i.e. with the accent of most of the street characters in Ulysses." More...

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