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hey folks,

the national library in dublin has recently released lots of digital copies of drafts of various joycean works to celebrate bloomsday 2012 - i have provided a link below so you can peruse ...


lots of neat stuff, including an early draft of SIRENS episode from ulysses and fragment studies of FW, etc.

happy bloomsday (june 16th - tomorrow), everyone!

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Ed Smiley | 132 comments Thanks Phillip!

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here is a bit more ...

Bloomsday Download: A free & well-read audio version of Joyce’s Ulysses: http://cultr.me/HKHS0u Find free eText here http://cultr.me/6eKemn


message 5: by Phillip (last edited Jun 17, 2012 10:20AM) (new)

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did anyone do anything special for bloomsday? i didn't take part in any organized readings, but i read most of the nausicaa episode sitting on the couch, in the gathering dusk, like bloom, feeling the rising and falling of the nearby sea.

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Ed Smiley | 132 comments Yes The Santa Cruz Wakers gathered, and had a fabulous potluck, bbqd chicken, Guinness, Gorgonzola (see Ulysses) and Beet Salad, and shortbread biscuits (cookies)--and cheese platter reflected the three cities at the very bottom of the last page of Ulysses (Paris, Trieste, Zurich). We watched a video on Bloomsday around the world.

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Ed Smiley | 132 comments A question came up as to how big the Jewish community in Ireland was in 1904. I did a bit of research and posted it on our blog:

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James Joyce Interviewed
by Djuna Barnes

from Vanity Fair Magazine, 1922

In a 1922 interview conducted at at the famed Paris cafe Deux Magots,
avant-garde writer, illustrator and playwright Djuna Barnes (1892 -
1982) gave her all in an attempt to understand the man who was James
Joyce (1882 - 1941).


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