Ulysses is one of the greatest literary works in the English language. In his remarkable tour de force, Joyce catalogues one day - June 16, 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 color and perspective. Though Ulysses is widely regarded as a "difficult" novel, this fresh and lively reading shows its comic genius as well as its great moments of poignance, making it more accessible than ever before.
Over twenty years ago RTЙ Radio celebrated the centenary of James Joyce with this dramatised unabridged production of "Ulysses".A 29 and a half hour radio production. It was to become the longest radio programme ever made and was first broadcast on RTЙ Radio 1 right across the day from early morning on Bloomsday 1982, the Centenary year of Joyce’s birth. The production was unique then, and its achievement stands unequalled today. Now, here it is, digitally remastered on CD and MP3, for the pleasure of new generations of listeners and readers.
Narrators – Conor Farrington, Peter Dix, Brendan Cauldwell, Aiden Grennell, Tomas Studley, Deirdre O Meara Leopold Bloom – Ronnie Walsh Molly Bloom – Pegg Monahan Stephen Dedalus – Patrick Dawson