Do You Hear What Im Seeing?
Performed by David Norris
Lannan Foundation, RealAudio, 90 min. [Browse/Listen]
This is a free, archived version of David Norris one-man Joyce show, Do You Hear What Im Seeing? The following is taken from the Lannan Foundations Web page, which details a performance of the show given on February 19, 2003:
Senator Norris has created tonights program using a sampling of Joyces works interspersed with Norris rich knowledge of both Joyces life and art and the city of Dublin.
Senator David Norris, one of the most significant figures in Irish political and cultural life today, is an historian and academic, a gay rights activist, and a politician. Senator Norris serves as a member of the Upper House of the Irish Parliament and a bureau member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
One of Irelands leading Joyce scholars, he is chairman of the James Joyce Centre in Dublin, and the author of Joyce for Beginners. He was Chairman of the International James Joyce Symposia of 1977, 1982 and 1992, and co-editor of the proceedings of the James Joyce International Symposia of 1982 and 1991.
Books on Tape:
Edna OBriens James Joyce
Read by Donada Peters
Books on Tape, 2000, Catalog #5169.
Unabridged; Four 90-minute cassettes, or five 90-minute CDs.
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The unabridged version of OBriens Penguin biography. Reviews or commentary are welcome.
Richard Ellmans James Joyce
Read by David Case
Books on Tape, 1994, Catalog #3533.
Unabridged; Twenty-eight 90-minute cassettes.
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The unabridged version of Ellmans classic 1959 biography. Reviews or commentary are welcome.
Wings of Art: Joseph Campbell on James Joyce
Read by Joseph Campbell
High Bridge Company, 1995, ISBN 1565111133; Six cassettes, $34.95. Out of Print. [Browse/Search for a Copy]
I have not acquired this yet, but I am told it is six hours long and quite worth the price. A visitor posted this to Amazon.com:
Joseph Campbell co-authored the classic Finnegans Wake reference A Skeleton Key, and in these six tapes of an informal lecture to a small audience he presents another tour de force encompassing his analysis of Portrait, Ulysses, and Wake. He delivers Joyces theory of art, (alone worth the price of the tapes), relates the texts themes to mythology and philosophy, and generally provides a wonderful sense of James Joyce as a brilliant man of sorrows, acquainted with grief, who labored mightily to bring forth the Big Three. Perhaps even on a level with Stuart Gilberts James Joyces Ulysses. These tapes are a great buy for anyone interested in Joyce.
Surfing on Finnegans Wake and Riding the Range with Marshall McLuhan
Read by Terrence McKenna
Mystic Fire, 1995, ISBN 1561769118; Two cassettes, $18.95. [Browse/Purchase]
I have not acquired this yet, but it certainly sounds interesting a gloss on Finnegans Wake and McLuhans theories as conceived by psychedelic guru Terrence McKenna. Alan Mahan of the FW List has this to report:
Terence McKennas Surfing on FW & Riding the Range w/Marshall McLuhan (from Mystic Fire 800-292-9001 for catalog/orders) is a pretty good intro to the Wake (albeit he calls JJ a British writer and gets his death date incorrect and USES STILL Campbells A Skeleton Key, which Ill always love & appreciate). Anyone who knows McKennas rap knows that hes a brilliant intellectual and puts a psychodelic/prophetic twist on almost every subject he holds court on...
Another reader posted this to Amazon.com:
Pretty good stuff. This 2 hour, 2 cassette set, recorded at Californias Esalen institute, is a pretty good primer (or refresher, depending on what you bring to it) for both Joyces Wake and McLuhans theories. McKenna, while managing to stay well clear of a full-blown rant, shines an interesting psychedelia-flavored, history along with human consciousness is compressing itself into a nutshell light on the whole thing. So what exactly is here? On the Joyce side: a pretty in-depth analysis of the Wakes first five pages (much of this a distillation of Joseph Campbells Skeleton Key). On the McLuhan side: a bare bones what-did-he-say-and-what-did-he-mean, with a little boy-did-we-drop-him-faster-than-we-embraced-him lament. The last word? Its about Joyce and by McKenna. How bad could it possibly be?