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June 15, 2004 11:57 PM   Subscribe

'To-day, 16 June 1924 twenty years after. Will anyone remember this date?"
posted by riviera (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Also on one of Jorn's pages is The Internet Ulysses by James Joyce. More on the day, and the text itself.
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 2:13 AM on June 16, 2004


Surely 'a text', f&m, since the Gutenberg text ain't the Gabler text or the Kidd text (or any text after the copyright hiatus) and we're no closer to a definitive one. (Anyone confused? Read this good discussion on the choice of editions.)
posted by riviera at 2:35 AM on June 16, 2004


Thanks for the post, riviera, and right you are, mate. The Gutenberg text is apparently based on the pre-1923 print editions. I'd never heard of some of the edition controversies.

In any event, a day to rejoyce, eh?
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 3:13 AM on June 16, 2004


More Norafilth here. Not safe for work.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:43 AM on June 16, 2004


Will anyone remember this date?

The Complete Guide To Joyce's Dublin

48 Hours in Dublin

The man who planted Dublin in all our heads

the inevitable Bloomsday Blog


The world-famous marathon reading of "Ulysses" in Lawrence, Kansas
posted by matteo at 4:02 AM on June 16, 2004


I am a bit surpirsed that the many writers and critics who think the Ulysees novel overblown and not the crowning achievement of our century not mentioned...that perspective on the novel is not the mere crankiness of one or two people. And no, you search for the anti-novel critiques on your own.
posted by Postroad at 4:21 AM on June 16, 2004


I am a bit surprised that the many writers and critics who think the Ulysses novel overblown and not the crowning achievement of our century not mentioned...that perspective on the novel is not the mere crankiness of one or two people. And no, you search for the anti-novel critiques on your own.
posted by Postroad at 4:22 AM on June 16, 2004


Also being celebrated by google
posted by BigCalm at 6:03 AM on June 16, 2004


I miss Jorn. I had been so hoping that Bloomsday would bring Jorn back to robotwisdom, but alas no. I don't even see any usenet posts, but the day is young.
posted by caddis at 6:29 AM on June 16, 2004


Oh, and for those who lack the time or energy to actually read the book: Ulysses for Dummies. [courtesy of Big Daddy (mgathers@yahoo.com) via alt.books.james-joyce]
posted by caddis at 6:35 AM on June 16, 2004


I didn't know June 16 was a date. Then again, my specialty is German literature. I do note however that Ulysses is on my reading list. Hopefully my introductory indiscretion will be corrected before my heart gives out.
posted by mischief at 7:12 AM on June 16, 2004


The BBC has a nice summary together with some vox pops which are an entertaining read.

Born. Eat. Have sex. Die.
posted by grahamwell at 7:25 AM on June 16, 2004


John Banville writes about the Rose edition today in the Irish Times, an edition which received enough of its own critical beatings.

What's become of Kidd? I remember reading that his James Joyce Center imploded, but I lost track of the status of his edition.

I'm fascinated that Barger's made himself a footnote to Joyce, especially since he seems like such a Joycean character himself. I recall Joyce saying once something like "All that I ask of my readers is that they spend the rest of their lives studying my works."
posted by octobersurprise at 7:52 AM on June 16, 2004


I have never read it, but some friends I know are having a 24 reading of it today in a pub, with various people taking turns. I think volunteers for the last chapter were hard to come by...
posted by Orange Goblin at 7:53 AM on June 16, 2004


If you'll forgive a self link:
I'm sort of blogging Ulysses starting today. I'll have one page of the book up every day Starting with page one today and ending in about two years. It's based on the gutenberg version.
Oh, and there's an rss feed.
Ulysses: One Page Every Day
posted by squant at 8:10 AM on June 16, 2004


Wow, I never knew Ulysses happened on my birthday. Watergate, too - that very night, in fact.
posted by gottabefunky at 9:24 AM on June 16, 2004


I'll remember it--it was the day that I, too, said yes.
posted by mimi at 9:46 AM on June 16, 2004


In Dublin this morning, my friend had Bloomsday breakfast with the Taoiseach and the president of Ireland. He sang the 'murder ballad' Fatal Flower Garden (mp3) for them - which in Ulysses is known as the 'Jew's Daughter'.
posted by prolific at 11:04 AM on June 16, 2004


Great links, everyone -- spending the day perusing them will help salve the pain of not getting to be in Dublin this year. I hoist a cup of the foamy ebon ale to you all!
posted by scody at 11:24 AM on June 16, 2004


Can anyone suggested a good edition of Ulysses as an audio-book? I heard Garrison Keeler reading a tiny portion this morning on NPR (The Writer's Almanac) and now I'm realizing its the perfect book to listen to as I drive through the night from Maine to western Pennsylvania in early August....
posted by anastasiav at 1:22 PM on June 16, 2004


This one?
posted by riviera at 1:38 PM on June 16, 2004


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