Bloomsday marks the day — June 16, 1904 — that Leopold Bloom walked through Dublin in James Joyce’s epic novel Ulysses. Our festival takes place this year from May 30 through June 16.
Ou quand le vent boréal souffle une influence sur le poète. Du premier poème ‘Steel skin’ où on y regarde un hiver qui s’étend de Dublin jusqu’au bord du Mississipi et encore, au second poème ‘Looped’ où le fil du nord laisse des traces de vent glacial.
It was by happenstance that I picked up a copy of Paul Auster’s latest novel 4321 (2017) a couple of weeks ago at a McGill University “take a book leave a book” site. As expected from Paul Auster, the novel is hilarious, genius, meta and highly readable. But what was unexpected was that I found myself reading a re-imagined version of Ulysses.
By the time New Year arrives you are bound to feel food fatigue — both in the making of, and the eating of… the thought of another heavy dessert is intolerable. So, lets consider a posset – light and delicious and so easy to make it’s ridiculous.
The quest to understand Joyce’s Ulysses continues! And our new year’s resolution: to start our own weekly reading of the great novel at Hurley’s. All we need is a great leader. Could it be you? Email us at email@example.com if you’re interested in leading the group.
Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College, Dublin addresses the challenge of how we choose to remember an event that has been called everything from an unfortunate tragedy to mass murder.