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A super-sized Blooms and Barnacles! Dick is a friend of Kelly's and Dermot's who is a lover of Ulysses and the music found throughout the novel. Dick talks about some of his favorite songs that play a role in Ulysses and the history behind them. We also chat about the use of music in "The Dead," the final story in The Dubliners. And because we've never  met a tangent we didn't like, we also talk (briefly) about Dick's time in Turkey, Stephen's lost faith, Dick's love of the opera, and  grieving over tragedies that happened many generations ago. 

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Songs mentioned in this episode:

The Lass of Aughrim

Love's Old Sweet Song

The Croppy Boy

I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

 Seaside Girls

Further Reading:

Bowen, Z. (1974). Musical allusions in the works of James Joyce: Early poetry through Ulysses. Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from

Ellmann, R. (1959). James Joyce. New York: Oxford University Press.

Maddox, B. (2000). Nora: the real life of Molly Bloom. New York: Mariner Books.

O'Dowd, P. (1999). James Joyce's 'The Dead' and Its Galway Connections. Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, 51, 189-193. Retrieved from

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