Ulysses may well be the most polarising of modern novels. Yet its literary fame continues to grow. Most readers abandon it after a few episodes or even pages, leaving them bored, frustrated or angry. Giving it the dubious mantle of ‘best-known-least-read’ novel ever written. Joyce wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Bloomsday performances only ever attempt a fraction of the book, the more accessible and entertaining bits. Yet strip away the layers and the underlying story of Ulysses is a simple one. This podcast tells that story, aided by a sprinkling of quotations from the text.