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1904 – Today was when James Joyce had his first date with Nora Barnacle; ultimately, it became the date on which everything takes place in his masterpiece, Ulysses.


(Or any 16 June is) Bloomsday when Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce’s Ulysses takes a long rambling walk around Dublin. Joyce picked this date as it commemorates his first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle. 12 more words

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Happy Bloomsday!

Happy Bloomsday everyone!

Today – June 16th – is the day in which, in 1904, all the action from James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses takes place. 26 more words

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June 16th in history:

June 16th, 1904, is the date when Leopold Bloom journeys through Dublin in the James Joyce novel “Ulysses.” Joyce reportedly chose that date and year because it was the occasion of his first date with his future wife. 93 more words

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Yes, it’s the 16th of June, better known to James Joyce geeks like me as Bloom’s Day. The day is named in honor of Leopold Bloom, the Jewish advertising sales rep and Freemason who is one of the major characters in Joyce’s novel  264 more words

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At 54 years I tried returning to school-hood haunts. That proved pointless. Myriad random quotable quotes. Nobody remembers, or cares, that “Leopold Bloom ate with relish…” Too many ad men these days. 684 more words