Thursday, July 6, 2017

More Joyce lore from znore



When I read znore's excellent Groupname for Grapejuice blog post about Joyce's Ulysses, which I wrote about in a recent blog post,  I noticed that he talked about participating in a Bloomsday podcast. So I downloaded the 42 Minutes podcast on the podcast app on my lowly Android phone and listened to it.

There are several people participating in the podcast, but znore (easy to keep track of because he's the only one without an American accent) is the standout here. I especially liked the bit where he explained all of us do a daily "journey" when we leave home to go to work and then return home in the evening, just like Bloom, and how Joyce brings out the mythic aspects of that journey, analogous to the journey of Odysseus as he struggle to return home. I listened to the podcast as I was driving to work. 

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