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June 16th is Bloomsday!

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on June 15, 2011 in Odum Library

“Mr. Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver slices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencod’s roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.”

All the action in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place on June 16th, 1904.

Ergo we celebrate June 16th as Bloomsday— named for Ulysses‘ protagonist, Mr. Leopold Bloom.

Hear James Joyce read from Ulysses here.

June 16th from 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM, New York’s WBAI becomes Radio Bloomsday with readings from Ulysses by Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Jerry Stiller, Marc Maron and many others.You can listen to it online.

Of course, you can check out a copy of the novel from Odum Library, or read it for free online.



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