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Bloomsday

Postby The Great Carouser » Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:34 am

Those of you who are James Joyce lovers (Saxy?) already know the significance of today's date. It's the 100 anniversary of Leopold Bloom's epic tour of Dublin in Joyce's Ulysses . Believe it or not celebrations will be held over much of the world:

Bloomsday

Joyce was a great lover of the opera and became obsessed with promoting the career of one of the great Irish tenors John O'Sullivan who sang and recorded as John Sullivan:

John O'Sullivan

Sullivan was perhaps best known for singing Arnold in Rossini's Guillaume Tell .

Perhaps we might hear a bit of that today? Sullivan's voice overpowered the technology whenever they recorded him and accounts say he was not done justice by those efforts.

Happy Bloomsday all!
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Re: Bloomsday

Postby The Great Carouser » Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:24 am

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Re: Bloomsday

Postby mmichaelson » Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:39 am

Indeed I do enjoy James Joyce and in the spirit of things,
Happy Bloosday! Thanks GC for bringing this up!
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Re: Bloomsday

Postby barfle » Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:51 pm

It is surprising how a book that takes one day to occur takes six weeks to read.

Aw, heck. Let's give it another shot!

And the head coach wants no sissies,
So he reads to us from something called Ulysses.


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