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6.16.13 … and for your Bloomsday enjoyment …

Bloomsday, 16 June 1904, James Joyce, Ulysses, Leopold Bloom:  

 

This is a novel that needs no introduction, but we will give it a short one anyway. Published in serial format between 1918 and 1920, James Joyce’s Ulysses was initially reviled by many and banned in the US and UK until the 1930s. Today, it’s widely considered a classic in modernist literature, and The Modern Library went so far as to call it the most important English-language novel published during the 20th century. Although chronicling one ordinary day in the life of Leopold Bloom in 1904 Dublin, Ulysses is no small work. It sprawls over 750 pages, using over 250,000 words, and takes hours to read aloud. That you will find out when you download the free audio book made available by Archive.org. You can stream the audio right below, or download a big zip file right here.

via James Joyce’s Ulysses: Download the Free Audio Book | Open Culture.

Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere. Joyce chose the date as it was the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle; they walked to the Dublin suburb of Ringsend. The name is derived from Leopold Bloom, the Ulyssean protagonist.

via Bloomsday – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Happy Bloomsday!

 


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