Ulysses Reading Group – Sunday 14 April 2019

The next meeting of the Reading Group is on Sunday 14th of April at 7pm in the New Headingley Club.

We continue our reading of Finnegans Wake from page39 line 14: ‘Twas two pisononse Timcoves.

There is a reference to: the Dullkey Downlairy and Bleakrooky tramaline.

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Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 17 March 2019

The next meeting of the Reading Group is on Sunday 17th of March at 7pm in the New Headingley Club.

We continue our reading of Finnegans Wake from page 37, line 13: I have met with you, bird, too late,
or if not, too worm and early

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Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 24 February 2019

The next meeting of the Reading Group is on Sunday 24th of February at 7pm in the New Headingley Club.

We continue our reading of Finnegans Wake from page 35, line 11: The latter, the luciferant not the oriulate.

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Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 20 January 2019

We start the New Year with a meeting of the Reading Group on Sunday 20th of January at 7pm in the New Headingley Club.

We take up the story of HCE in Finnegans Wake, Book I, chapter 2, page 33 line 14:
A baser meaning has been read into these characters…, in which we meet a cad with a pipe and maybe learn of goings on in the park.

The definitive account of the source for the Glues, the Gravys, the Northeasts, the Ankers and the Earwickers of Sidlesham in the Hundred of Manhood can be found here.
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Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 16 December 2018

The next meeting of the Ulysses Reading Group is on Sunday 16th of December, 2018. We meet in the New Headingley Club at 7pm.

We are starting a new chapter in Finnegans Wake, from page 30. It begins – Now (to forebare for ever solittle of Iris Trees and Lili O’Ranigans).

The reference is to Iris Tree who was a poet and actress as well as a favourite model of many famous artists at the beginning of the 20th century. You can download a collection of her poetry here.


Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 4th November 2018

We set the date for the next meeting as the 4th of November, at the New Headingley Club, for 7pm.

We are continuing our reading (to the end?) of Anna Livia Plurabelle, starting at page 214, line 7. Ussa, Ulla, we’re umbas all.


James Joyce – Songs and Readings

Here is “James Joyce’s Playlist” on iPlayer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b01jpptd

Joyce reading the end of Anna Livia Plurabelle recorded in 1929 (FW pages 213-216).
https://youtu.be/grJC1yu4KRw

Or, if you prefer, this version.
https://youtu.be/M8kFqiv8Vww?list=RDgrJC1yu4KRw

He also recorded an excerpt from the Aeolus episode of Ulysses. https://youtu.be/ZhW0TrzWGmI

Joyce also composed. Here is the “Ballad of Persse O’Relly” from Finnegans Wake (FW pages 44-47).
https://youtu.be/DYeHuTaWJio