James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is set on the 16th June 1904 and has become known as Bloomsday, after the book’s anti-hero Leopold Bloom. Both he and Stephen Dedalus journey across Dublin, experiencing all of life in one day. Meanwhile, Bloom’s wife Molly is in bed entertaining man-about-town Blazes Boylan.
Here are our top 5 tips to celebrate Bloomsday across the world. Continue reading
Here at At it Again! we love stories that are closely linked to a city or place. It’s fascinating to be able to walk the same streets as the characters and imagining meeting them. Have you seen our graphic guide Romping through Dubliners, a fun and interactive take on Irish writer James Joyce’s fifteen short stories. The stories in Dubliners are fresh however many times you read them, never losing their power to unnerve you as they unfold.
At the moment, my favourite story from Dubliners is After the Race. It’s the one in the fast lane, where a Frenchman, a Canadian and a Hungarian take an Irishman for a ride. The boy racers are joined by an Englishman for dinner in a fancy hotel. Staggering out into the night, they bump into an American who invites them to his yacht for supper, dancing and cards. The stakes get higher as they drink a toast to the last big game. The Irishman knows he’s losing but he can’t stop… Continue reading
“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe.” – The Dead, Dubliners, James Joyce.
We swooned ourselves when we made it onto the Daily Edge with our new Christmas Card based on James Joyce’s short story The Dead from Dubliners. They have selected it as one of their wonderfully Irish alternative Christmas cards.
You can find the card here or at the following stockists:
You can also buy it directly from us if you would like to meet the Makers. Just look for us at the following Christmas Markets:
Our The one in the Snow print featuring the same image as the card is also available at the above stockists and markets.
Print from Romping through Dubliners by At it Again! – The one in the Snow
I’ve always loved stories full of mystery and adventure like the kind Tintin always got mixed-up in. You got to discover new countries, stumble across forgotten places or even find hidden treasure. But nothing gets you more excited for an adventure than a good old map! Continue reading
Romping through Dubliners
Dubliners is a series of 15 dark tales about city life at the turn of the 20th century. Although Dublin is a capital, it feels more like a village where everyone knows each other. It’s really magic that you can see and feel traces of the stories as you explore Dublin today. As Joyce wrote, real adventures do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.
Why not spend a day exploring Dublin through the eyes of one of her famous writers. Here’s what you could get up to bring Dubliners to life.