James Joyce at the Library!

~posted by David W.

There are some books that should be heard and not seen.

James Joyce at Seattle Public Library
Look Who Stopped by The Library on Bloomsday!

Well, perhaps that’s a little extreme. Let me say instead that there are authors whom you haven’t really experienced until you have read them aloud, or had them read to you. Most poets fit that category, and certainly Shakespeare. And for both myself and The Wild Geese Players, who will be reading him this Saturday at the Central Library, James Joyce. His Ulysses had remained largely a closed book to me. I had gotten a hundred or so pages in more than once, only to throw in the towel, addled by Joyce’s curious locutions and challenging stream of consciousness. Then I listened to the audiobook, and everything changed. Continue reading “James Joyce at the Library!”