Pleased Bloomsday! The day celebrates the work of Irish author James Joyce, whose most well-known novel, Ulysses, takes place totally on June 16, 1904.
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Bloomsday is noticed yearly on June 16 in Dublin, Eire and different locations all through the world. The day is well known with a wide range of occasions from public readings of Ulysses to pub crawls. Avid readers will typically costume in Edwardian costumes and retrace Ulysses protagonist Leopold Bloom’s route round Dublin.
The date, June 16, additionally held a particular place in Joyce’s coronary heart. It was the day he first met his spouse, Nora Barnacle.
This yr marks the one centesimal anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, which was first printed on February 2, 1922 on Joyce’s fortieth birthday. At this time Joyce is remembered as some of the influential and essential authors of the twentieth century.
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