Let's Drink & Read Ulysses

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UlyssesOne of my LibriVox assignments needs some help.

James Joyce's Ulysses is being parcelled out to readers. Unlike most LibriVox readings, which are done in a quiet place and edited to remove any mistakes, this one is going to be better if done at a bar, drinking Guinness, with lots of voices chiming in.

Here's a snippet from Wikipedia about the book:

Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an unremarkable day, June 16, 1904.

Ulysses is [...] celebrated for its groundbreaking stream-of-consciousness technique, highly experimental prose—full of puns, parodies, allusions—as well as for its rich characterizations and broad humor.

It's very funny and I have the best part--breakfast!!!

Who wants to help me read my 20 page chunk? We can either take characters (you be Leopold's voice, I'll read his thoughts, etc. I already have a friend lined up to do the meowing!), or you can have a whole page to yourself.

I'm thinking about a reading in early December on a weekday evening. At a bar (preferably Irish). I'll buy the first round. Everyone is welcome, even if you think you read terribly or are not sure you'd be good.

Sign up in the comments below and let me know what day's best for you.

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Drinking and reading Ulysses? Sounds like my kind of thing.

Up until December 23 when I'll be fleeing the country for the holidays I'll be in Tokyo most weeknights, and am free, as things stand now, any night but December 16.

I live in Chigasaki, so doing this somewhere in Shonan on a weekend would also be possible for me (though I don't know if there's an Irish pub hereabouts).

Oh, and by the way, I've enjoyed your blog.

Joyceanly,

Sounds like fun. I recently got involved in Libravox, which I found through your blog. I'll also be around until the end of December and am free most weeknights (except thursdays).

Susan

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