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April 13 2013




“I am looking for that. Yes, that. Try all pockets. Handker. Freeman. Where did I? Ah, yes. Trousers. Potato. Purse. Where?”

- James Joyce, Ulysses


Just wait until yr old! You’ll be losing your sun/glasses, and find ‘em atop yr head, like I do! XD

August 30 2012

Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated dominant resplendent propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible: her attraction, when invisible.
— James Joyce, Ulysses (via madmalice)
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June 16 2012




Shocked and slightly appalled that Google didn’t do anything for Bloomsday.

Leave it to the tech geeks to exclude the lit nerds.

They did in 2004.

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“Love loves to love love.”
― James Joyce, Ulysses

Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes: A Celebration of James Joyce, Ulysses, and 100 Years of Bloomsday.


Extract from Ulysses by James Joyce

...O and the sea the sea crimson sometimes like fire and the glorious sunsets and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens yes and all the queer little streets and the pink and blue and yellow houses and the rosegardens and the jessamine and geraniums and cactuses and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.

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The cover of the first edition of Ulysses

Nicked from wikipedja

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A sculpture of Irish author James Joyce is seen beside his grave at Fluntern cemetery in Zurich, Switzerland

(via More on Bloomsday |

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· Marilyn reading Ulysses - Eve Arnold, 1954

· 1922 First Edition

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 derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses. [+]
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Looks like the Syracuse James Joyce Club is in good company.

In today’s issue of Stars magazine in The Post-Standard, we provide readers with a quick overview of what the James Joyce novel, Ulysses, has created across the globe, as well as right here in Syracuse.

Tomorrow (Monday), the Syracuse James Joyce Club celebrates its 15th annual Bloomsday celebration by holding a 10+ hour marathon of Joyce writings. We asked some of those scheduled to read at the event about their relationship with the weighty novel, teh Joyce club and the Bloomsday event. A few of their answers ran in the paper. Here’s the rest:

Anne Roth of Skaneateles, freelance writer and former staff reporter of Herald-Journal, and charter club member: “It has been an interesting 15 years, not only for our focus on Joyce but the friendships that have been cemented through the club. Bloomsday has been an annual constant in my life except for the three years I lived in China, the one year in Oregon and the year of my illness. While visiting Ireland with my husband, Bob Cook, we walked as Leopold Bloom did through Dublin, strolling beside the Liffey, visiting Davy Byrnes pub and going by DART to Martello Tower on Easter Sunday.”

Richard Long of Auburn, writer and former Herald-Journal reporter and founding member of the Joyce club:
“The book is an absolute feast of literary and world history from the days of the Greeks and Romans to the present time; it is sublime to the ridiculous — going from esoteric discussions of Hamlet to rousing and profane Dublin pubs; it is a love story — of two people — Leo and Molly Bloom — and how their failed marriage seems to survive at the end when Molly utters her historic ‘Yes.’ ” …

(via More on Bloomsday |


Colm Tóibín on Joyce's Dublin: city of dreamers and chancers | Books | The Guardian

One hundred and eight years ago today James Joyce and Nora Barnacle went out walking together for the first time. “Bloomsday”, the day on which the novel Ulysses takes place, happens also on 16 June 1904. Hidden aspects of his own life nourished the narrative for Joyce. His own mythology could thus merge with a number of other mythologies to add weight and substance to what was, on the surface and maybe buried in the depths too, an ordinary day in an ordinary place. …


James Joyce’s Ulysses: The beginning of an epiphany | | Independent Arts - News, notes and quotes on the Arts world - Blogs

Nine decades ago, on February 2 1922, Ulysses was born.

It arrived in a handsome turquoise cover, its face embossed in gold. (At least, it did in Paris. In the UK it remained banned for a further fourteen years, on account of a masturbation scene.)

Over the years, this iconic Modernist text has been written about and written about. But one of its most important lines is not often enough discussed. It occurs in Episode 3, Proteus: “remember your epiphanies on green oval leaves, deeply deep, copies to be sent if you died to all the great libraries of the world.” …


Ulysses : James Joyce : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Ulysses is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce, first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called “a demonstration and summation of the entire movement”.

Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904 (the day of Joyce’s first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle). The title alludes to Odysseus (Latinised into Ulysses), the hero of Homer’s Odyssey, and establishes a series of parallels between characters and events in Homer’s poem and Joyce’s novel (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus). Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.

Ulysses contains approximately 265,000 words from a lexicon of 30,030 words (including proper names, plurals and various verb tenses), divided into eighteen episodes. Since publication, the book attracted controversy and scrutiny, ranging from early obscenity trials to protracted textual “Joyce Wars.” Ulysses’ stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and experimental prose—full of puns, parodies, and allusions, as well as its rich characterisations and broad humour, made the book a highly regarded novel in the Modernist pantheon. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.


Stephen Fry on Ulysses - James Joyce (by whyilovethisbook)


Bloomsday, Ulysses, James Joyce - Part 2. (by Roger Cummiskey)

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