Happy 110th Bloomsday! (1/2)

By posted at 9:30 am on June 16, 2014 3

True James Joyce fans don’t need to be reminded that today, June 16th, is the 110th Bloomsday–the day of Leopold Bloom’s fictional wanderings-about-Dublin commemorated in the 732 pages of Ulysses. Though the most traditional way to celebrate Bloomsday may be to follow in his literal footsteps with your own tour of the city, as the Paris Review explains, there’s more than one way to prove your love for Joyce even if you never read his book.

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3 Responses to “Happy 110th Bloomsday! (1/2)”

  1. G.
    at 10:27 am on June 16, 2014

    When I was in undergrad: we’d meet at our local Irish pub and have a Bloomsday party. We’d bring a copy of Ulysses, read a few lines and then get pissed. I’m sure we were the worst sort of Academic folk (pretentious and proud of it) but it was all in good fun.

  2. Walter Biggins
    at 10:30 am on June 16, 2014

    Isn’t Bloomsday 16 June 1904? So, it’s the 110th Bloomsday, not the 100th.

  3. Elise Liu
    at 11:45 am on June 16, 2014

    @Walter: excellent catch. I did not have enough coffee and did the reading version of a typo — thank you!

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