Monday, 28 November 2022

Reading Groups

On site: Thursdays, 7-8.30 pm, Zurich James Joyce Foundation, Augustinergasse 9, 8001 Zurich, hosted by Fritz Senn

Online: Tuesdays, 7-8.30 pm, via Zoom, hosted by Dirk Vanderbeke

Updates about the Thursday group's progress will be given on this site (see below). Information about the Tuesday group can be found at Tuesdayswake.

New readers are always welcome. The groups are open to beginners as well as returners at any stage. To join the online readings, please contact the Zurich Foundation to ask for access: info@joycefoundation.ch

Thursday, 24 November 2022 (p. 120, top)

The next reading will pick up from the top of page 120.

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Reading cancelled (Nov 17)

Please note that the reading of Thursday, 17 November 2022 had to be cancelled at short notice. 

The next reading is scheduled for Thursday, 24 November.

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Thursday, 10 November 2022 (116.24)

The last reading stopped at: “or your majesty” (116.24)

One favourite was:



Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Thursday, 3 November 2022 (115.20)

The last reading stopped at: “where were you chaste me child?” (115.20)



Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Friday, 21 October 2022

Thursday, 20 October 2022 (112.27)

The last reading stopped at: “looked at literature.” (112.27)



With thanks to A.


“Biddy Doran looked at literature.” (112.27)


Sunday, 16 October 2022

Thursday, 13 October 2022 (110.31)

The last reading stopped at: “his mistridden past.” (110.31)



With thanks to A.


Saturday, 8 October 2022

Thursday, 6 October 2022 (108.28)

The last reading stopped at: “dinkum oil” (108.28)

One favourite was:




With thanks to Marion.


“plays touraloup with us in this Aludin's Cove” (108.27)


Sunday, 2 October 2022

Thursday, 29 September 2022 (107.18)

The last reading stopped at: “flore to flore” (107.18)

one favourite was:



With thanks to Marion


“now frond of sugars, then lief of saults” (107.15)


Saturday, 24 September 2022

Thursday, 22 September 2022 (106.24)


The last reading stopped at: “Howke Cotchme Eye” (106.24)


With thanks to Marion.

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Thursday, 15 September 2022 (105.31)

The last reading stopped at: “Thee Steps Forward, Two Stops Back” (105.31)



With thanks to Marion.

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Thursday, 8 September 2022 (104.20)

The last reading stopped at: “Zoo” (104.20)

 



“For Ark see Zoo” (104.19-20)

Monday, 5 September 2022

Thursday, 1 September 2022 (102.20)

The last reading stopped at: “bulkis” (102.20)

One favourite was:




“specks on her eyeux” (102.12)

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Thursday, 25 August 2022 (100.36)

The last reading stopped at: “fronds of Ulma!” (100.36)

One favourite was:


With thanks to Ron


“and then thirsty p.m.” (100.17)

Saturday, 20 August 2022

Thursday, 18 August 2022 (99.25)

The last reading stopped at: “moliamordhar mansion” (99.25)

One favourite was: “Jams jarred.” (98.19)



With thanks to Ron and Marion.

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Thursday, 11 August 2022 (98.17)

The last reading stopped at: “by the Maker.” (98.17)

Favourite passages were:

1

“the great shipping mogul and underlinen overlord.” (97.24)


and:



With thanks to Ron.


Saturday, 30 July 2022

Thursday, 28 July 2022 (97.2)

Please note:

Due to the annual Workshop held at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, there will be no reading next week, August 4. The next reading will take place on Thursday, 11 August 2022.

The last reading stopped at: “View!” (97.2)

One favourite passage was:



“the languish of flowers” (96.11)

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Thursday, 21 July 2022 (96.6)

The last reading stopped at: “roes in the parik!” (96.3)



With thanks to Marion


Sunday, 17 July 2022

Thursday, 14 July 2022 (94.19)

The last reading stopped at: “tell me then!” (94.19)

One favourite was:

“Ena milo melomon, frai is frau and swee is too, swee is two when swoo is free, ana mala woe is we!” (94.14)

Image source: https://www.artofit.org/image-gallery/29484572551557669/


Sunday, 10 July 2022

Thursday, 7 July 2022 (93.9)

The last reading stopped at: “tumass equinous” (93.9)



With thanks to A.

Monday, 4 July 2022

Thursday, 30 June 2022 (91.36)

The last reading stopped at: “the Roman Godhelic faix” (91.36)


With thanks to A.


Saturday, 25 June 2022

Thursday, 23 June 2022 (90.14)

The last reading stopped at: “the pussykitties.” (90.14)

With thanks to A.


Sunday, 19 June 2022

Readings back on site

The next reading will take place on Thursday, 23 June, picking up from “threehatted ladder?” (89.31).

Note: The Foundation will be trying out a mixed format of on-site and on-line sessions. Readers who wish to return to Augustinergasse 9 for on-site readings can do so as of June 23 (7 pm). All others are more than welcome to carry on attending the readings via Zoom.


Stay safe.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Thursday, 9 June 2022 (89.31)

Please note: Due to this year's Bloomsday celebrations, there will be no reading on Thursday, 16 June. The next reading will take place on 23 June 2022.

The last reading stopped at: “threehatted ladder?” (89.31)


Monday, 6 June 2022

Thursday, 2 June 2020 (88.20)

The last reading stopped at: “Iguines.” (88.20)

One favourite was the “cross-grained trapper” ...



With thanks to Ron.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022 (87.22)

Please note that there will be no reading in Thursday, 26 May 2022.

The last reading stopped at: “hair in twoways” (87.22)

One favourite was:




With thanks to Ron

“the gentleman ratepayer” (86.27)


Monday, 16 May 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022 (86.20)

The last reading stopped at: “mudstorm” (86.20)

One favourite was: the prisoner wearing,



With thanks to Ron

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Thursday, 5 May 2022 (84.36)

The last reading stopped at: “El Don De Dunelli” (84.36)

One favourite, apart from the hispanicized gift to women himself ...







... was:



With thanks to Fritz

“jugglemonkysh agripment deinderivative” (84.15)

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Thursday, 28 April 2022 (83.30)

The last reading stopped at: “friend's leave.” (83.30)

One favourite passage was:

“I'd know you anywhere, Declaney, let me truthfully tell you in or out of the lexinction of life and who the hell else, be your blanche patch on the boney part!” (83.24)

Perhaps suggestive of someone being recognised by his monks tonsure?



With thanks to Ron


Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Thursday, 21 April 2022 (83.5)

The last reading stopped at: “Heart alive!” (83.5)

One favourite passage was: “The boarder incident prerepeated itself.” (81.33)

For a great discussion of this passage, watch Terence Killeen's presentation The Boarder Incident Prerepeated Itself: A Study in Conflict. You'll hear his remarks on the different meanings of the word “boarder” and numerous further insightful comments.


Keynote presentation given at the James Joyce Symposium 2019 in Mexico


Sunday, 17 April 2022

Thursday, 14 April 2022 (81.17)

The last reading stopped at: “(Beneathere! Benathere!)” (81.17)

One favourite was:



“every morphyl man of us” (80.22)

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Thursday, 7 April 2022 (80.12)

The last reading stopped at: “a most envolving description.” (80.12)

One favourite as:




With thanks to A.

“dumplan as she nosed it” (79.29)

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Thursday, 31 March 2022 (79.23)

The last reading stopped at: “pettest of all. (Tip!)” (79.23)

One favourite was:



Thanks to A.

”Venuses were gigglibly temptatrix, vulcans guffawably eruptious”

Monday, 28 March 2022

Thursday, 24 March 2022 (78.31)

The last reading stopped at: “... every time, ...” (78.31)

One favourite was:



With thanks to A.

“Because the druiven were muskating at the door.” (78.24)

Monday, 21 March 2022

Thursday, 17 March 2022 (77.36)

The last reading stopped at: “wandelingswight” (77.36)

(Thanks to A.)

Saturday, 12 March 2022

Thursday, 10 March 2022

The last reading stopped at: “his treubleu Donawhu.” (76.32)





With thanks to A.

Monday, 7 March 2022

Thursday, 3 March 2022 (76.9)

The last reading stopped at: “the ealth of the ole.” (76.9)

(Thanks A.)


Saturday, 26 February 2022

Thursday, 24 February 2022 (74.12)

The reading stopped at: “gets the pullover on his boots.” (74.12)

One favourite was:



With thanks to A.

“Animadiabolum, mene credidisti mortuum?” (74.8)

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Thursday, 17 February 2022 (73.17)

The last reading stopped at: “bandol eer his solgier, ...” (73.17)

One favourite was:



With thanks to A.

“they bit goodbyte to their thumb” (73.16)

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Thursday, 10 February 2022 (72.14)

The last reading continued with the list of abusive names and stopped at: “Phallusaphist” (72.14)

One favourite was:




“Sickfish Bellyup” (72.11) 

Saturday, 5 February 2022

Thursday, 3 February 2022 (71.22)

The last reading stopped at: “Terry Cotter” (71.22).

One favourite from the long list “of all abusive names he was called”:



With thanks to A. 

“At Baggotty's Bend He Bumped”

Monday, 31 January 2022

Thursday, 27 January 2022 (70.28)

The last reading stopped at: “was all taxis” (70.28)

One favourite was:



With thanks to A.

“swishing beesnest with blessure” (70.3)

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Thursday, 21 January 2022 (69.15)

The last reading stopped at: “Diseased.” (69.15)

One favourite was:



“by the beer of his profit” (68.27)

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Thursday, 13 January 2022 (68.24)

The last reading stopped at: “Suffering trumpet!” (68.24)

One favourite was:


“tease fido, eh tease fido, eh eh tease fido” (68.17)

Friday, 7 January 2022

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Sunday, 19 December 2021

Thursday, 16 December 2021 (64.3)

The last reading stopped at: “rock to Dulyn” (64.3)

With thanks to A.

Monday, 13 December 2021

Thursday, 9 December 2021 (63.6)

The last reading stopped at: “gaeilish gall” (63.6)

With thanks to A.

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Thursday, 2 December 2021 (62.11)

The last reading stopped at: “I thee halter.” (62.11)



With thanks to A.

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Thursday, 18 November 2021 (53.36)

The last reading stopped at: “this fresky troterella!” (53.36)



With thanks to A.


Sunday, 14 November 2021

Thursday, 11 November 2021 (59.10)

The last reading stopped at: “uncained” (59.10)



Thanks to A., as always

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021 (57.29)

The last reading stopped at: “limper looser.” (57.29)



With thanks to A. as always

Monday, 1 November 2021

Thursday, 28 October 2021 (56.30)

The last reading stopped at: “Mr Melancholy Slow!” (56.30)



With thanks to A.

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Thursday, 21 October 2021 (55.30)

The last reading stopped at: “lustres of peins.” (55.30)

(With thanks to Marion)

Monday, 18 October 2021

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Thursday, 7 October 2021 (53.16)

The last reading stopped at: “the moonlit pinebarren.” (53.16)




With thanks to A.


Monday, 4 October 2021

Monday, 27 September 2021

Thursday, 23 September 2021 (50.14)

The last reading stopped at: “opine” (50.14)

Some favourite passages were:

1



2 What happened to Paul Horan and to Sordind Sam:

Poor old dear Paul Horan, to satisfy his literary as well as his criminal aspirations, at the suggestion thrown out by the doomster in loquacity lunacy, so says the Dublin Intelligence, was thrown into a Ridley's for inmates in the northern counties. Under the name of Orani he may have been the utility man of the troupe capable of sustaining long parts at short notice. He was. (49.15–21)

Sordid Sam, a dour decent deblancer, the unwashed, haunted always by his ham, the unwished, at a word from Israfel the Summoner, passed away painlessly after life's upsomdowns one hallowe'en night, ebbrous and in the state of nature, propelled from Behind into the great Beyond by footblows coulinclouted upon his oyster and atlas on behanged and behooved and behicked and behulked of his last fishandblood bedscrappers, a Northwegian and his mate of the Sheawolving class. (49.21–29)



With thanks to Ron


“the pitfallen gagged him as 'Promptboxer' (50.14)


Monday, 20 September 2021

Thursday, 16 September 2021 (49.15)

The last reading stopped at: “mouther-in-louth” (49.15)

One favourite passage was:



With thanks to A.


“queth their haven evermore” (49.11)


Sunday, 12 September 2021

Thursday, 9 September 2021 (end of I.2)

The group has now reached the end of book I.2 (47.29).

One favourite passage was:





With thanks to A.


“When that frew gets a grip of old Earwicker” (47.15)


Sunday, 5 September 2021

Thursday, 2 September 2021 (46.16)

The last reading stopped at: “the harbour bar.” (46.16) , end of third chorus

One favourite was:



“may the treeth we tale of live in stoney” (44.9)


Sunday, 29 August 2021

Thursday, 26 August 2021 (43.27)

The last reading stopped at: “blew of the gaels” (43.27) 

One favourite was:




With thanks to A.


“the rimepress” (43.25)


Saturday, 21 August 2021

Thursday, 19 August 2021 (42.29)

The last reading stopped at: “landwester guardian” (42.29)

One favourite was:



An accidental contemporary touch was perceived in: 

“a singleminded supercrowd, easily representative, what with masks, whet with faces, of all sections and cross sections” (42.22–23)


Thanks to A.


“roaratorios” (41.24)


Saturday, 14 August 2021

Thursday, 12 August 2021 (41.18)

The last reading stopped at: Ebblinn's chilled hamlet” (41.18)

Thanks A.


Sunday, 8 August 2021

Thursday, 5 August 2021 (40.17)

The last reading stopped at: “no fixed abode” (40.17)

A favourite passage was:




“the wetter is pest, the renns are overt and come” (39.14)

“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone” (Bible, King James 2:11)




With thanks to A.