A super-sized Blooms and Barnacles! Dick is a friend of Kelly’s and Dermot’s who is a lover of Ulysses and the music found throughout the novel. Dick talks about some of his favorite songs that play a role in Ulysses and the history behind them. We also chat about the use of music in “The Dead,” the final story in The Dubliners. And because we’ve never met a tangent we didn’t like, we also talk (briefly) about Dick’s time in Turkey, Stephen’s lost faith, Dick’s love of the opera, and grieving over tragedies that happened many generations ago.
Songs mentioned in this episode:
Bowen, Z. (1974). Musical allusions in the works of James Joyce: Early poetry through Ulysses. Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from https://tinyurl.com/yy85e3oq
Ellmann, R. (1959). James Joyce. New York: Oxford University Press.
Maddox, B. (2000). Nora: the real life of Molly Bloom. New York: Mariner Books.
O’Dowd, P. (1999). James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ and Its Galway Connections. Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, 51, 189-193. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25535707
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