Sunday Feature | The Art of a Day

Based on Ulysses  by James Joyce

What made Joyce choose to set his “odyssey” within these confines? And what has been the cultural impact and long afterlife of the one-day artwork, from Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway to Groundhog Day? We speak to Ulysses experts, novelists including AL Kennedy and Ian McEwan who continue to draw inspiration from it and make the one-day form their own, critic Rhianna Dhillon, and literature-loving physicist Carlo Rovelli who unravels the many timescales at play in these artworks, and perhaps even the nature of time itself.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 3
  • Duration: 43'17''
  • Broadcast date: 2022

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