Ulysses is one of the greatest literary works in the English language. In his remarkable tour de force, Joyce catalogues one day – 16 June 1904 – in immense detail as Leopold Bloom wanders through Dublin, talking, observing, musing – and always remembering Molly, his passionate, wayward wife. Set in the shadow of Homer’s Odyssey, internal thoughts – Joyce’s famous stream of consciousness – give physical reality extra colour and perspective. This long-awaited unabridged recording of James Joyce’s Ulysses is released to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of ‘Bloomsday’. Regarded by many as the single most important novel of the twentieth century, the abridged recording by Norton and Riordan released in 1994, the first year of Naxos AudioBooks, is a proven bestseller. Now the two return – having recorded most of Joyce’s other work – in a newly recorded unabridged production directed by Joyce expert Roger Marsh. The recorded text is taken from the 1937 Bodley Head edition.
22 CDs | Running Time: 27h 16m | ISBN: 978-962-634-309-8 | Cat. no.: NAX30912 | RRP: £85.00RRP:£85.00 GBPSRP: US $ 149.98RRP:£85.00 GBP
James Joyce’s Women
In a talk given at the 2008 Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, Roger Marsh, director of Naxos AudioBooks’s James Joyce recordings introduces Ulysses and Finnegans Wake with particular emphasis on Molly Bloom and Anna Livia Plurabelle. With stunning readings by Marcella Riordan.
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Joyce’s Ulysses: A Guide
Joyce’s Ulysses: A Guide opens the door to this 20th-century classic. At the core of the app is the unabridged text with 800 annotations. Encountered a difficulty? Just tap for an explanation!
The award-winning abridged recording of Ulysses by Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan is also contained within, as are recordings of various songs and arias mentioned in the book.
Background material includes the complete text of Homer’s Odyssey, in the new translation by Ian Johnston, alongside an article explaining Ulysses’ connection to it; a biography of Joyce; and articles on the novel’s turbulent publishing history, its translated editions, and the worldwide scholarly industry that has arisen around it.
This is the perfect vehicle for getting to grips with Ulysses: anybody can now demystify ‘the ineluctable modality of the visible’ and delve into the delights of this outstanding work.
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