Cool Recording! James Joyce Reads from Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake

James Joyce was approaching his 40s before sound recordings really began to penetrate mainstream consciousness.  In 1924, the owner of a Paris bookstore convinced James to record him reading passages from Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake.

These are the only recordings of James Joyce in existence.  Give ’em a listen.

Read more at Mental Floss.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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