Tom O’Carroll’s Childhood Bloomsdays and Sandymount Strand

Our friend, musical Tom O’Carroll, was first planted and sprouted on the sacred sands of Sandymount Strand. Says Tom, “I was born in a flat in a Regency period house and across from us in  Sandymount Green lived the painter Jack Yeates in his castellated house. ’Twas a nice place to grow up in.” HisContinue reading “Tom O’Carroll’s Childhood Bloomsdays and Sandymount Strand”

Dr. Aguinaldo Severino’s Bloomsday Tale of Two Cities (in Portuguese and English)

Comecei a ler “Ulysses” no início dos anos 1980, quando vivia em São Paulo, a maior cidade da América Latina. O ano eraodo centenário do aniversário de Joyce, 1982. Estava eu no início de minha graduação(sou físico de formação). A bem da verdade demorei um bom tempo para terminar de ler. Foisó no final deContinue reading “Dr. Aguinaldo Severino’s Bloomsday Tale of Two Cities (in Portuguese and English)”

Alessandra Estreet Di Sante’s Bloomsday Prayer (Doubly Sanctified in Italian and English)

Il mio Bloomsday Come sarà il mio Bloomsday dei cento anni? Sarà in solitudine, come una preghiera di ringraziamento Sarà un giorno di riflessione sulla possibile perfezione dell’uomo nell’ imperfezione di Bloom Sarà una richiesta di perdono per tutto ciò che di brutto ho letto in questi anni Sarà l’inizio di una guida per riconoscereContinue reading “Alessandra Estreet Di Sante’s Bloomsday Prayer (Doubly Sanctified in Italian and English)”

Lucilla Micacchi’s Bloomsday Wish: “This Year in Dublin!”

[You might have noted that two of the Bloomsday Memories have reported about events at Irish embassies, one in Tel Aviv and another in Athens. This trend of attending official International events emerged here in 2021when Lucilla Micacchi followed up her contribution to your “Where Has Your Copy of Ulysses Been?” display      Continue reading “Lucilla Micacchi’s Bloomsday Wish: “This Year in Dublin!””

Luigi Saverio Tozzi’s : Three Windows, The Living and the Dead

[The Ulysses Centenary has passed. It is now the work of new readers to sustain and enrich the Joyce Industry looking toward the Ulysses Bicentenary. Luigi Saverio Tozzi is such a reader. His Bloomsday memory is, in fact, only of a Bloomsday in a non-linear sense. This essay is about Luigi’s felonious introduction to JamesContinue reading “Luigi Saverio Tozzi’s : Three Windows, The Living and the Dead”

Flannery O’Connor, ” The King of the Birds,” and Easter Week

In “The King of the Birds,” Flannery O’Connor writes, “The Peacock likes to sit on gates or fence posts and allow his tail to hang down. A peacock on a fence post is a superb sight.” That vision may be a gold-flecked, Eastern Rite Crucifixion and Transfiguration all in a single instant. Fowl-famous at ageContinue reading “Flannery O’Connor, ” The King of the Birds,” and Easter Week”

Phil Holden’s Bloomsday Memories from the Omphalos

One hundred years of analysis has led scholars and enthusiasts to dizzying depths of meaning in Ulysses. Theories and conjectures abound from broad themes to minutiae of detail. But it doesn’t take a Ph.D. in Joyce Studies to see that in Ulysses, there exists a special resonance for the country, the history, the philosophy, andContinue reading “Phil Holden’s Bloomsday Memories from the Omphalos”

Not a Review of Daniel Mulhall’s Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey

The tab you landed on says, “Reviews of Books, Articles, etc.” but this could not be a review because I have only read thirty-eight pages of the book; it must be an “etc.” I recently updated the notes for the Hades episode that you could also find on this site, but that was completed withoutContinue reading “Not a Review of Daniel Mulhall’s Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey”

Dr. Talia Abu’s Blooming at the Irish Embassy in Tel Aviv

You may remember Talia’s name from our posts about recording Finnegans Wake at WaywordsandMeansigns where she facilitates postings for techni-dolts like me. I can think of only one place better to celebrate Bloomsday than The Irish Embassy nearest to Agendath Netaim’s paradise. “L’ chaim!” cheers Poldy.  “Yes! in 2019 I was invited to a Bloomsday specialContinue reading “Dr. Talia Abu’s Blooming at the Irish Embassy in Tel Aviv”