Celebrate Bloomsday!

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June 16 is the day in the life of protagonist Leopold Bloom chronicled in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses — now celebrated the world over by Joyce fans as Bloomsday. Festivities this year– Bloomsday on Broadway include enactments of excerpts from Ulysses by a cast including Stephen Colbert and Malachy McCourt. You can listen to this on WNYC radio, wnyc.org and symphonyspace.org starting at 7:00 p.m. on June 16. Also, Radio Bloomsday continues a tradition of broadcasting from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. offering music and readings with Alec Baldwin, Jerry Stiller and many others.
Those of you who haven’t tackled Ulysses might want to take a look at Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce’s Masterpiece. While the academic world seems to have taken possession of Ulysses –the author points out that Joyce wrote Ulysses for the masses.

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