Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Today marks the 100th anniversary of the day--June 16, 1904--upon which all events in James Joyce's Ulyesses take place. According to the official website of the Dublin 2004 Bloomsday Centenary Festival:
"For millions of people, June 16 is an extraordinary day. On that day in 1904, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom each took their epic journeys through Dublin in James Joyce's Ulysses, the world's most highly acclaimed modern novel. �Bloomsday�, as it is now known, has become a tradition for Joyce enthusiasts all over the world."
To read more about the Dublin celebration and about the life and works of James Joyce go to ReJoyce Dublin 2004. Also check out Andrew Lewis Conn's essay about the celebration of this fictional day in this week's Village Voice.

Now, where did I put my half-read copy of Ulysses...