An animation of an audio recording of James Joyce reading from Ulysses, courtesy of Poetry Animations. Happy Bloomsday! Arguably one of the gr
June 16, 2010

An animation of an audio recording of James Joyce reading from Ulysses, courtesy of Poetry Animations.

Happy Bloomsday!

Arguably one of the greatest achievements in literature in modern history, Ulysses follows protagonist Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day. June 16, 1904, to be exact.

So every June 16th, from Dublin, Ireland to Spokane, Washington, Joyce lovers gather to celebrate the words of James Joyce. Here in San Francisco, I have some friends who organize a pub crawl, complete with readings from Ulysses.

Can you name another book deserves this kind of commemoration?

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