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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in leading the group.