Today the 16th of June is Bloomsday. James Joyce set his modernist novel Ulysses in Dublin and all the action takes place within a twenty-four hour period on the 16th June 1904. Bloomsday celebrates the book and is named after Ulysses’s central character, Leopold Bloom.
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One of the book clubs that I am a member of has as the current book choice James Joyce’s Ulysses. Deep breath. Neill Smith says on the BBC’s website “the book has fascinated scholars and baffled readers for decades with its dense prose, obscure puns and allusions to the characters and events of Homer’s epic Greek poem The Odyssey.” Deeper breath.