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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Bloomsday!

Today, June 16th, is Bloomsday, when fans of James Joyce worldwide celebrate his life and work on the day wherein the action of his most famous work, Ulysses, is contained. Sometimes the celebrations are intellectual, sometimes they are massive pub crawls: often they are both at the same time.

Here is a comic-book version, with annotations. It's a work in progress, with only two chapters complete so far, but it shows promise. I have a comic-strip version of T S Eliot's The Waste Land which works very well. (And I've just spotted the iPad version of it advertised in a sidebar on Ulysses Seen.)

The whole of the film version (with Milo O'Shea as Bloom, Maurice Roeves as Dedalus and Barbara Jefford as Molly) is available in 15 8-minute chunks on Youtube. Here is the last of them, with the end of Molly's soliloquy (I just checked and it covers 27 minutes in total):

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