On Bloomsday (June 16), BoingBoing featured a rare audio recording of James Joyce reading from Finnegans Wake (mp3). It’s a bit intriguing to hear his voice and accent. Also, we came across another Joyce recording, where, this time, he’s reading Anna Livia Plurabelle, another section of the same novel. For kicks, you can catch an animated version of the same recording on YouTube here.
via Pratham Books
PLEASE PLEASE get William Faulkner’s As I lay Dying, and Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea on here!
The two Joyce readings are the same text, if not the very same reading.
Both recordings are from about halfway through Anna Livia Plurabelle.
Thanks to someone who thinks they had enough of a hand in creating Walt Whitman’s works that they should get paid every time someone hears a scrap of his verse read aloud, the YouTube link in this entry leads to dead page. :(