Countdown to Bloomsday 2012: Auld Ones

As we approach Bloomsday, June 16, I will be trawling the internet for daily gobbets of Joycean interest, culminating in a series of podcasts to begin on the glorious day itself. Each segment features Frank Delaney taking a short passage from Ulysses and exploring its multitude of references with insight, eloquence, passion, vast expertise—and a good dose of fun. Since they are broadcast weekly, and began on Bloomsday 2010, I will post one a day until we’re caught up.

turbidus is also regularly posting clips during the countdown. While we may sometimes duplicate, you’re quite likely to find material there that I haven’t posted, and vice versa.

RTE, Ireland’s public broadcasting service, used to air short animations about two Dublin pensioners, featuring lifelong friends, Bernie and Mary. The craic is glorious, and it echoes what Joyce heard and wrote about in his novels. Clips from Auld Ones are scarce on YouTube, but I managed to find these. The first is a trailer for the second season, followed by bits from three other episodes.

3 thoughts on “Countdown to Bloomsday 2012: Auld Ones

    • No, Leopold Bloom is Everyman’s Ulysses – it’s his journey that’s the warm, beating heart of the story. Stephen Daedalus is the distanced observer, setting out on his own journey, but he hasn’t left yet.

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