Saturday, March 08, 2014

'The Dead'

No 18 in a series of occasional reviews of iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad apps useful for English literature and language learning and teaching. 

The UCD Humanities Institute has recently released an iPad app of James Joyce's famous short story (the last in Dubliners), 'The Dead', called 'An exploration of Joyce's short story through text, sound and images.' It's free, and well worth downloading. Best of all is a full audio reading (1 hour, 35 minutes) by the great Barry McGovern, and there are also commentaries on elements of the story, a walking tour with McGovern, a slideshow of Joyce's Dublin and, of course, the full text of the story itself.

Download it from iTunes here (there are some comments on the pause button not working - it does for us).

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