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June 16, 2012

Bloomsday 2012

"O Jamesy let me up out of this pooh"

If you have the misfortune to be far from Dublin, you can still share the day.

  • Take a walk. A long walk. Look around you. Consider. Muse. Remember. Sing a bit.

  • Listen to a professional reading of Ulysses. We have a great one for you here in our streaming audio collection (unabridged). If you prefer CD's, find a copy of the Blackstone or Naxos audio recordings of Ulysses. Listen a bit at a time so the language can roll around inside.

  • Join the global celebrations.

  • Have some Queen Anne's pudding (or a kidney).

  • Think fondly of Bloom and Molly and "how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes."

  • Toast James Joyce and Nora Barnacle. This was their day.

"He kissed the plump mellow yellow smellow melons of her rump, on each plump melonous hemisphere, in their mellow yellow furrow, with obscure prolonged provocative melonsmellonous osculation. " You prefer 50 shades?

Posted by library at June 16, 2012 11:15 AM