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At it Again! A Summer Reading List

Summers, if we are lucky, are about getting away for a bit, preferably abroad and maybe even with a little adventure and some sun thrown in. Wherever we go it is important to take along a good book or two and with that in mind here are some recommendations for Summer reading.


At it Again! in Trieste

Romping through Trieste Three words immediately follow the famous yes I said yes I will Yes ending to Ulysses. They are Trieste-Zurich-Paris. These were the cities that Joyce lived in when he was writing Ulysses over several years. Joyce’s time in Trieste played an important part in his development as an artist.


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What to do in Dublin this Bloomsday

The story of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is set on the 16th June 1904. This day has become known as Bloomsday, after the book’s anti-hero Leopold Bloom. In the book Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus journey across Dublin, experiencing all of life in one day. Meanwhile, Bloom’s wife Molly is in bed entertaining man about Continue reading


How to create your own Bloomsday

James Joyce’s Ulysses The story of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is set on the 16th June 1904. This day has become known as Bloomsday, after the book’s anti-hero Leopold Bloom. It is celebrated every year around the world. As the main characters Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus journey across Dublin, they experience all of life Continue reading