Bloom in Dublin

Lorcan 1 min read

bloomsday_ecard4_th.jpgToday was Bloomsday, the day on which James Joyce’s Ulysses is set. This has gone unremarked on the homepage of the National Library of Ireland, an institution which barely appears to have noticed the web. There is a link to a Joyce e-card gallery on the Dublin City Library homepage but I did not see anything more. (One wonders what Joyce would make of our ‘e’ words – a modern ‘e-centricity’.)
Of course, the National Library features in Ulysses, as you can discover in this usefully abbreviated version of the novel.
A glance at Worldcat identities shows that interest in Joyce continues to be strong.
Ulysses comes quite high on our top 1000 list:

Incidentally, Ulysses comes 134th in our list of top 1000 works. This is a listing of the most widely held works in libraries. Ulysses just follows Aristotle’s Poetics, and is followed by Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. It is two places ahead of that other modernist eminence A la recherche du temps perdu. [Lorcan Dempsey’s weblog: A book is a book is a book …]

Note: I found the ‘very short’ version of Ulysses via The Internet Ulysses which, in turn, I found via the Bloomsday in Boston site which was linked from the home page of Boston College via here.
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