James Joyce reading from Finnegans Wake

From Ubuweb, of course. Joyce is reading – in a lovely, comical brogue – a passage about Anna Livia Plurabelle. I might tell you something about ALP but that would be to give you the impression that I have read the book. I have not read the book. Sylvia Beach, proprietor of legendary Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company, who paid for the recording, at HMV’s factory near Paris in 1924, introduces it here. A blast of warm air from the same year in which Gershwin wrote his Rhapsody in Blue.

Download the MP3 from Ubuweb.

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