Next Wednesday is the centenary of the fictional day on which Joyce’s Ulysses is set. There are various events to mark it, including several by the National Library of Ireland which figures in the book.
The Library episode, ‘Scylla and Charybdis’, in which Stephen Dedalus meets the librarians of 1904 and presents his theories about Shakespeare, will be the subject of a short film by Alan Gilsenan, which will show how Joyce went about fictionalising reality, not necessarily to the advantage of the ‘real’ characters portrayed. [James Joyce and Ulysses
at the National Library of Ireland]