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.
15 Jun 2010
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