Bloomsday in the Year of Plague. A metempsychosis.
Diving deep into the opening of James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Bloomsday in Zurichbegan with a tram trip to Fluntern Cemetery ….
A new course focussing on the Ithaca chapter of Ulysses, Joyce’s own favourite.
Bloomsday in Melbourne mounts a course, one day’s immersion in James Joyce’s most Irish chapter of Ulysses, Cyclops.
In Holy Cow!, pathos was blended with comedic bombast, prolixity with wordless groans, and irony with genuine feeling. The ending was incredibly moving, reminding us of Joyce the man and the writer.
Holy Cow! Bloomsday in Melbourne’s 25th season celebrates women, fertility, the uses and abuses of tradition.
While the setting and the craic is unmistakably Dublin, the literary tour embraces some Irish writers (Swift, Sterne, Goldsmith, Sheridan) but mostly lashes out at English classics – the revenge of a supremely gifted Irish writer on English letters.
Kuch has succeeded in opening Ulysses a little further, and, in giving us another option to consider in the fictional future of the Blooms, offered us another opportunity to read Joyce’s magnificent book once more anew.
We think Ulysses is the funniest, the wisest and the most human book,