The next meeting of the Ulysses Reading Group is on Sunday 22nd of April, 2018. We meet in the New Headingley Club at 7pm.
We have reached page 203 line 16 of Finnegans Wake:
Dell me where, the fairy ferse time! I will if you listen.
The next meeting of the Ulysses Reading Group is on Sunday 18 of March, 2018. We meet in the New Headingley Club at 7pm.
Our reading of Finnegans Wake continues from page 201 line 21: Onon! Onon! tell me more. Tell me every tiny teign.
The next meeting of the Ulysses Reading Group is on Sunday 25th of February, 2018. We meet in the New Headingley Club at 7pm.
Our exploration of Finnegans Wake continues from page 199, line 9:
You’d think all was dodo belonging to him how he durmed adranse in durance vaal.
Starting on Monday 19th, Book at Bedtime on Radio 4 is A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, in 10 episodes. Here is a link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09rx6hl
The next Ulysses reading group meeting is on Sunday 28th of January, 2018 at 7pm in the New Headingley Club.
At our last meeting in December we finished our second reading of Ulysses. We had also read Dubliners in 2014. There was general agreement, therefore, that we should go on to read Joyce’s final novel, Finnegans Wake.
Under the circumstances we should perhaps call ourselves the Finnegans Wake reading group but there is already a group of that name which meets at Leeds University. We hope to complement their efforts while retaining our old name.
For the first meeting the suggestion is that we begin with Book 1, Chapter 8 (page 196 in most versions) which is all about Anna Livia Plurabelle. The action takes place on the banks of the Liffey where two washerwomen are in conversation.
tell me all about
Anna Livia! I want to hear all
This choice of starting point would be in keeping with the history of publication. Sections of Finnegans Wake including this one were published by Joyce as “Fragments from work in progress” before full publication in 1939. You can listen to a recording of Joyce reading from the end of the chapter: https://youtu.be/-nGZh39OP58
The final meeting of the Ulysses reading group is on Sunday 17th of December, 2017. The venue is the New Headingley Club at 7.30pm.
The book ends with Molly’s memories of Bloom’s proposal on Howth Head.
The next meeting of the Ulysses reading group is on Sunday 12th of November at 7.30pm in the New Headingley Club.
We continue our reading of the final episode, Penelope.
The next meeting of the reading group is on Sunday the first of October at 7.30pm in the New Headingley Club.
We have reached the last episode of the book, Penelope, in which Molly Bloom gives us the woman’s view on life in Dublin at the beginning of the twentieth century.