Bloomsday 2017 was a hit!

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s festival a Joy(ce)ful week!

2018 Festival Bloomsday Montréal set for June 13-16

“Whitehot passion was in that face, passion silent as the grave, and it had made her his.”

James Joyce

“A warm human plumpness settled down on his brain. His brain yielded. Perfume of embraces all him assailed. With hungered flesh obscurely, he mutely craved to adore.”

James Joyce

“Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandthithering waters of. Night!”

James Joyce

“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”

James Joyce

“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”

James Joyce

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With Love From Dublin: Bloomsday Montréal Greeting

In 2016 Montreal’s Mayor Coderre declared Montreal and Ireland as ‘twin cities’. In this spirit of fellowship the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Dublin City Council, have gifted us at Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017 with this lovely video greeting.

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Quel est l’auteur qui a eu un procès favorable?

Lorsque je lisais que James Joyce espérait que l’issue de son premier procès en 1922 lui soit aussi favorable que ceux de Gustave Flaubert et de Charles Baudelaire, j’eue la puce à l’oreille.
Flaubert fut poursuivi pour atteinte à la morale publique : son livre Madame Bovary racontant les déboires amoureux et monétaires d’une bourgeoise de campagne, se terminant par le suicide de celle-ci, pouvait entrainer les femmes à suivre son exemple par mimesis.

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A Succulent Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Our last Bloomsday brunch at EVOO was on Sunday, June 11 and we celebrated it with panache. One of the particularly interesting condiments that Peter served with his Irish breakfast was a succulent little homemade ketchup. While Peter’s was superb, I had also experimented with homemade ketchup, trying to avoid all the sugar and fructose that is in the commercial brands. Here is the fruit of my efforts.

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