A Bloomsday Reading List


Bloomday 2018

June 16, 1904 is a famous date in the literary world—the single day over which James Joyce’s epic 20th century novel Ulysses unfolds. Annually on June 16th (known affectionately as “Bloomsday” after Ulysses’s protagonist Leopold Bloom), literary fans in places like Philadelphia, Trieste, and of course, Dublin gather together to celebrate Joyce’s prolific novel. Join in the celebrations by exploring the literary colossus of Ulysses.

Start by reading the text itself, along with the works produced to make it a little more manageable:

Not sure what the big deal is? Get the story behind the story with these books:

Or familiarize yourself with the history of the city from Dublin’s very own Odyssey.

Looking for a scholarly take? Try these central critical texts:

Happy reading, and happy Bloomsday!

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