Rare recording of James Joyce reading; Happy Bloomsday!

Happy Bloomsday! Here's a rare reading of James Joyce performing his own work; as John Naughton notes, "When I first heard it I was astonished to find that he had a broad Irish-country accent. I had always imagined him speaking as a 'Dub' — i.e. with the accent of most of the street characters in Ulysses."

James Joyce MP3

James Joyce MP3 (mirror)

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(Image: Revolutionary Joyce Better Contrast.jpg, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)