"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Bloomsday!

The most famous day in literature: June 16th 1904:
Leopold Bloom wakes up, eats a kidney for breakfast, attends a funeral, contemplates his wife's impending adultery, befriends a drunken poet, and wanders Dublin's redlight district.

It's also the date when Bloom's creator, a Mr James Joyce, first strolled his fabled city with Nora Barnacle, whom he would soon make his wife.

Celebrate the day by picking up Ulysses. Experience a true gift to the English language, impress your friends and build upper body strength all at the same time.


Corpus Libris said...

...if by "soon" you mean 25 years later. (re: James & Nora's marriage). Also, check out this image: http://www.inspiringcities.org/documenten/citycult/dublin_james_joyce/01_bloomsday_2005.gif

patrick said...

I've definitely been meaning to read this, thanks!