Friday, 15 June 2007

Bloomsday 2007


Have you read James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses? The novel recounts the hour-by-hour events of one day in Dublin—June 16, 1904, as Leopold Bloom "wends his way through the urban landscape, the odyssey of a modern-day Ulysses." James Joyce fans in at least sixty countries celebrate the day, but of course the best place is in Dublin. Streets, shops, pubs, churches, bridges -- something of Dublin pops up on nearly every page of the book. There the events of Leopold Bloom's day are re-enacted by anyone who cares to participate, and his itinerary is followed all across Dublin