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JOYCE, J.: Finnegans Wake (Abridged)

    
      

 

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JOYCE, J.: Finnegans Wake (Abridged)

‘Riverrun past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs…’ So starts Finnegans Wake, the greatest challenge in twentieth-century literature. Who is Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker? And what did he get up to in Phoenix Park? And what did Anna Livia Plurabelle have to say about it? In the rich night time, language of dreams here is history, anecdote, myth, folk tale—and above all, a wondrous sense of humour coloured by a clear sense of humanity. In this exceptional reading by the Irish actor Jim Norton, with Marcella Riordan, the world of the Wake is more accessible than ever before. The abridgement, made by the composer and Joyce enthusiast Roger Marsh, is presented with the text, allowing the listener to get deeper into Joyce’s labyrinth by both aural and visual means. Jim Norton, the distinguished Irish actor, reads. His performances of both Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man demonstrate his particular sympathy for the author—helped by a childhood in the heart of Dublin where Leopold Bloom and James Joyce walked. For the first time ever, a performance of Finnegans Wake that sets out to entertain, amuse and inform, rather than bemuse. While scholarly in its background, this adaptation by Roger Marsh for audiobook seeks to show that the enjoyment of this great work does not have to start and stop with the first paragraph.



Disc 1

  Finnegans Wake
1.   Play with flash player The Fall: 'Riverrun, Past Eve And Adam's... ' 00:10:18
2.   Play with flash player The Fall: 'Hence When The Clouds Roll By, Jamey... ' 00:05:28
3.   Play with flash player The Fall: 'So This Is Dyoublong' 00:07:03
4.   Play with flash player The Fall: '(Stoop) If You Are Abcedminded, To This Claybook... ' 00:07:19
5.   Play with flash player HCE - His Name And Reputation: 'Now (To Forebare For Ever So Little... )' 00:08:12
6.   Play with flash player HCE - His Name And Reputation: 'Twas Two Pisononse Timcove's... ' 00:07:16
7.   Play with flash player HCE - His Name And Reputation: 'The Wararrow Went Round, So It Did, (A Nation Wants A Gaze)... ' 00:01:55
8.   Play with flash player HCE - His Name And Reputation: 'The Ballad Of Persse O'Reilly' 00:03:55
9.   Play with flash player His Trial And Incarceration: 'Chest Cee! Sdense! Corpo di barragio!' 00:05:57
10.   Play with flash player His Trial And Incarceration: 'One Of Our Coming Vauxhall Ontheboards... ' 00:04:58
11.   Play with flash player His Trail And Incarceration: 'But Resuming Enquiries.' 00:05:58
12.   Play with flash player His Trial And Incarceration: 'And Thus, With This Rochelly Exetur Of Bully Acre... ' 00:02:38
13.   Play with flash player The Manifesto Of Alp: 'In The Name Of Annah The Allmaziful... ' 00:08:17


Disc 2

  Finnegans Wake
1.   Play with flash player The Manifesto Of ALP: 'About That Original Hen.' 00:06:10
2.   Play with flash player The Manifesto Of ALP: 'Let Us Now, Weather, Health, Dangers, Public Orders And Other Circumstances P 00:10:06
3.   Play with flash player Quiz Night And The Fable Of The Mookse And The Gripes: 'So Who Do You No Tonigh, Lazy And Gentleman 00:07:42
4.   Play with flash player Quiz Night And The Fable Of The Mookse And The Gripes: 'What Bitter's Love But Yearning... ' 00:05:02
5.   Play with flash player Quiz Night And The Fable Of The Mookse And The Gripes: 'If You Met On The Binge A Poor Acheseyeld Fr 00:02:47
6.   Play with flash player Quiz Night And The Fable Of The Mookse And The Gripes: 'The Mookse And The Gripes' 00:09:59
7.   Play with flash player Quiz Night And The Fable Of The Mookse And The Gripes: 'Nuvoletta In Her Lightdress, Spunn Of Sistee 00:06:25
8.   Play with flash player Shem The Penman: 'Shem Is As Short For Shemus As Jem Is Jokey For Jacob' 00:07:17
9.   Play with flash player Shem The Penman: 'You See, Chaps, It Will Trickle Out, Freaksily Of Course…' 00:10:34
10.   Play with flash player Shem The Penman: 'Justius (To Himother): Brawn Is My Name And Broad Is My Nature... ' 00:06:07


Disc 3

  Finnegans Wake
1.   Play with flash player The Washers At The Ford: 'O Tell me About Anna Livia!' 00:06:49
2.   Play with flash player The Washers At The Ford: 'By Earth And The Cloudy... ' 00:08:57
3.   Play with flash player The Washers At The Ford: 'We'll Meet Again... ' 00:04:35
4.   Play with flash player The Children's Hour: 'Every Evening At Lighting Up O'clock Sharp... ' 00:09:17
5.   Play with flash player The Children's Hour: 'Yet, Ah Tears, Who Can Her Mater Be' 00:04:37
6.   Play with flash player The Children's Hour: 'Home All Go... ' 00:02:15
7.   Play with flash player Bride Ship And Gulls (HCE's Dream): ' - Three Quarks For Muster Mark!' 00:11:26
8.   Play with flash player Bride Ship And Gulls (HCE's Dream): 'Hear, O Hear, Iseult la Belle!' 00:02:26
9.   Play with flash player Shaun Before The People: 'Hark! Tolv Two Elf Kater Ten (It Can't Be) Sax.' 00:10:42
10.   Play with flash player Shaun Before The People: ' - So Vi Et! We Responded. Song! Shaun, Song!' 00:09:35
11.   Play with flash player Shaun Before The People: 'The Thing Pleased Him... ' 00:02:09
12.   Play with flash player Shaun Before The People: ' - Now How Good You Are In Explosition.' 00:06:34


Disc 4

  Finnegans Wake
1.   Play with flash player HCE And ALP - Their Bed Of Trial: 'What Was Thaas Fog Was Whaas Too Mult Sleepth. Let Sleepth.' 00:08:44
2.   Play with flash player HCE And ALP - Their Bed Of Trial: 'In Their Bed Of Trial, On The Bolster Of Hardship... ' 00:09:43
3.   Play with flash player HCE And ALP - Their Bed Of Trial: 'Jeminy, What Is The View... ' 00:05:14
4.   Play with flash player HCE And ALP - Their Bed Of Trial: 'Now Their Laws Assist Them... ' 00:04:00
5.   Play with flash player HCE And ALP - Their Bed Of Trial: 'O, O, Her Fairy Setalite... ' 00:06:49
6.   Play with flash player Ricorso (Return): 'Sandhyas! Sandhyas! Sandhyas!' 00:05:42
7.   Play with flash player Ricorso (Return): 'You Mean To See... ' 00:06:12
8.   Play with flash player Ricorso (Return): 'The Cry Of Stena Chills The Vitals Of Slumbring Off The Motther... ' 00:05:01
9.   Play with flash player Ricorso (Return): 'Dear. And We Go On To Dirtdump. Reverend.' 00:06:23
10.   Play with flash player Ricorso (Return): 'Soft Morning City! Lsp! I Am Leafy Speafing' 00:10:48
11.   Play with flash player Ricorso (Return): 'I've Lapped So Long... ' 00:10:39

Total Playing Time: 05:10:00






Author(s):
Joyce, James

Reader(s):
Norton, Jim; Riordan, Marcella

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA516312

Barcode: 9789626341636

Release Date: 10/1998

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