p 83 Which at very first wind of gay gay   1 comment

I’ve just done my first recording, up to p 93: “a rael genteel”.

Why this starting point? Because it was where we ended last night with Fritz Senn’s group in Zurich.

http://www.joycefoundation.ch/

Linguistically, I feel uniquely qualified for this exercise! To my eye, Hibernian English seems pretty close to Weegie-speak. I lived for Glasgow, as a student, for four years. And I remember coming up on the train from Oxenholm after the sumer holiday, and not being able to understand a single word the guard was saying to me, as I stood on a Glasgow Central station platform. At times like that you just have to let it wash over you. I’ve also lived occasionally in Germany; briefly studied Italian opera singing, and have now been resident in francophone countries for eleven years. Polyglossia is my life. Understanding is never a given.  So I enjoyed my first dyslexic dive into the Wake.

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Posted October 15, 2010 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Finnegans Wake Audio Recording

One response to “p 83 Which at very first wind of gay gay

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  1. Thank you for doing these recordings. This book is incredible. Joseph Campbell the Comparative Mythologist based many of his writings on the writings of Joyce. Cheers! Michael

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