And I belong to a race too, says Bloom, that is hated and persecuted. Also now. This very moment. This very instant.
And says he:
— Mendelssohn was a jew and Karl Marx and Mercadante and Spinoza. And the Saviour was a jew and his father was a jew. Your God.
— He had no father, says Martin. That’ll do now. Drive ahead.
— Whose God? says the citizen.
— Well, his uncle was a jew, says he. Your God was a jew. Christ was a jew like me.
Come and hear more of this great novel at the readings on June 16th at Westmount Library. And take in the keynote talk at the JPL on June 12th.
SEE: Full website to view the complete events schedule and register: www.mcgill.ca/bloomsday
ALSO SEE: JPL information to register for the talk: Joyce, Ulysses and the Jews: http://www.jewishpubliclibrary.org/media/events/9072/06-12-blomsday.pdf