In the Aftermath of Bloomsday: Hold To The Now

The following message comes to us courtesy of Tom O’Carroll and Leopold Bloom. This video may remind you of Wandering Rocks. It is a cavalcade of one or few-word recitations by voices in the street. A few faces like Stephen Fry’s and Fritz Senn ‘s will be known to you, but most will not. TheContinue reading “In the Aftermath of Bloomsday: Hold To The Now”

Bloomsday ’22: On Centenary Monday Most Montreal

On Centennary Cyber Monday, for the third consecutive year, I eavesdropped again on the celebrations of FestivalBloomsday Montréal from afar. One event I espied announced 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Afternoon academic panels at McGill (680 Sherbrooke Street West 10th floor). Join us for a panel entitled, Many Minds Make Light Work: Ulysses Reading Groups Around theContinue reading “Bloomsday ’22: On Centenary Monday Most Montreal”

Ambassador Eamonn McKee and Dr. John McCourt at FestivalBloomsday Montréal, June 11, 2022

I will make it a mid-June habit, if I can, of listening to John McCourt’s lectures. I said that last year when Dr. McCourt spoke for FestivalBloomsday Montréal on the history of Bloomsday celebrations in Dublin. I knew I would be smarter after listening to McCourt on the afternoon of June 11, as sure asContinue reading “Ambassador Eamonn McKee and Dr. John McCourt at FestivalBloomsday Montréal, June 11, 2022”

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!””

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”

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”