Saturday, March 17, 2018

Here's to Ireland's James Joyce, who lived abroad but returned to Dublin in his mind


For St. Patrick's Day, we take note of one of Ireland's greatest writers, James Joyce, whose experimental modernist novel, Ulysses, is considered one of the most important works in the movement. Joyce's character, Leopold Bloom, makes quite an epic day of it in Dublin in an adventure that cleverly mirrors Odysseus' travels in The Odyssey. Joyce spent most of his adult life living elsewhere, but his literary efforts drew on his native Dublin. Hoist one today for James Joyce.

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