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Bloomsday: how fans around the world will be celebrating James Joyce's Ulysses

Bloomsday: how fans around the world will be celebrating James Joyce's Ulysses | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From offal breakfasts in Dublin to ‘Molly and Poldy’ cocktails in Croatia, Ulysses fans are set to make Bloomsday memorable this Tuesday. ‘If it’s so hard to read, then why are so many people having so much fun with it?
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Enda Wyley-Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Enda Wyley-Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'It's strange to gather a collection of your old poems, like you're going back in time,' says Irish poet Enda Wyley. http://t.co/DSzhPo82bo
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In Bloom's shadow: a tour of Dublin in search of James Joyce's homes

In Bloom's shadow: a tour of Dublin in search of James Joyce's homes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Ulysses author lived in 20 different houses in Dublin. Author Karl Whitney attempted to visit as many as he could
Famously, Ulysses takes place over the course of a single summer’s day, 16 June 1904, known as Bloomsday.
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The First Bloomsday: Watch Dublin’s Literati Celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses in Drunken Fashion, 1954

The First Bloomsday: Watch Dublin’s Literati Celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses in Drunken Fashion, 1954 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Here's a fascinating glimpse of the very first Bloomsday celebration, filmed in Dublin in 1954.
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The Romantic True Story Behind James Joyce's Bloomsday

The Romantic True Story Behind James Joyce's Bloomsday | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
June 16 was big day for Leopold Bloom, and for James Joyce too
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Bloomsday: What would Molly Bloom make of Joyce and ‘Ulysses’?

Bloomsday: What would Molly  Bloom  make  of Joyce and ‘Ulysses’? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eileen Battersby imagines what the central players of Joyce’s Ulysses think about the novel that made them famous and how they feel about the man who wrote it
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Issue 4 Summer 2015 - North West Words

Issue 4 Summer 2015 - North West Words | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Click the link below to read the Summer issue. NORTH WEST WORDS ISSUE 4 Summer 2015
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Voices on Joyce: A showcase of Irish takes on James Joyce

Voices on Joyce: A showcase of Irish takes on James Joyce | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The variety in this richly satisfying book is evident when we note how the insights of philosophy, musicology, and literary history and criticism are germane to Joyce studies
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Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon: an orphan epic without the wailing waifs

Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon: an orphan epic without the wailing waifs | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: A tale of the forced emigration of Irish girls to Australia after the Famine confounds expectations and puts an utterly unpredictable spin on a fascinating theme
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In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On

In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Saturday marks the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, one of the 20th century's greatest poets. In far western Ireland's County Galway, Yeats found inspiration in the people and landscape.
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A Celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2015

A Celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
PEARLS AT BLACKFRIARS   For his Winter’s Tale, Master Shakespeare calls for a covered stage with the scent of candle-grease and orange-peel heavy on the air.   There must be torches to give movemen...
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Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of W.B. Yeats - WUWM

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of W.B. Yeats - WUWM | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. From Jonathan Swift to James Joyce through writers of today; the Irish literature tradition has
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James Joyce – big in China

James Joyce – big in China | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Finnegans Wake is a bestseller in China and Ulysses is the inspiration behind two successful plays.
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The Lady Captain's Prize by Robert Cremins - The Manchester Review

The Lady Captain's Prize by Robert Cremins - The Manchester Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
#Irish short story by one of my favorite writers - printed for the bus home #oldschool - http://t.co/I6yvrCDpJA https://t.co/ndtfysqfw1
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Bloomsday with Irish poet Enda Wyley

Bloomsday with Irish poet Enda Wyley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We head to Ireland to continue our Bloomsday celebrations with Dublin-based poet Enda Wyley.
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The Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award 2015 Launched

The Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award 2015 Launched | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing.ie is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award again this year. Our inaugural 2013 winner, Cork based author Billy O'Callaghan told writing.ie, "It is no exaggeration to say that winning the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award has changed my life. I have been writing for several years now, and for most of that time it has been a bit like trying to push a piano up the side of a mountain. Not only has it been a vindication of all my hard work, it has put me, suddenly and definitively, on the map. Maybe it's a question of the credibility that the major industry recognition of an Irish Book Award brings, but magazine editors are becoming more receptive to my stories, and reading opportunities have begun to open up for me, at festivals…
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Bloomsday: If you haven’t read ‘Ulysses’ yet, then start here

Bloomsday: If you haven’t read ‘Ulysses’ yet, then start here | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eileen Battersby details five good reasons to dive into a truly great work of fiction
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Bloomsday Is a Travesty, but Not for the Reason You Think

Today is Bloomsday, the annual celebration in which James Joyce’s Ulysses breaks out of the classroom and hits the streets. Joyce set his novel on June 16, 1904, to commemorate his first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle, a date that ended with a hand job. The detail matters because it reminds us that, for all its high-culture credentials, the greatest novel of the last century is also a monument to perhaps the lowliest of sex acts—one not even deserving of its own Latinate nickname, like coitus or fellatio. A hand job is vulgar, sloppy, and juvenile, much like the book it inspired is at its best.
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Bloomsday: how fans around the world will be celebrating James Joyce's Ulysses

Bloomsday: how fans around the world will be celebrating James Joyce's Ulysses | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From offal breakfasts in Dublin to ‘Molly and Poldy’ cocktails in Croatia, Ulysses fans are set to make Bloomsday memorable this Tuesday
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Bloomsday 1982: when Jorge Luis Borges and Anthony Burgess came to pay homage

Bloomsday 1982: when Jorge Luis Borges and Anthony Burgess came to pay homage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anthony Cronin, begetter of the first Bloomsday celebration in 1954, organised one of Dublin’s greatest literary events to mark the centenary of James Joyce’s birth in 1982
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Stephanie Conn – winner of the inaugural Seamus Heaney award for new writing – writes about her experiences with the Poetry in Motion project | Community Arts Partnership

Stephanie Conn – winner of the inaugural Seamus Heaney award for new writing – writes about her experiences with the Poetry in Motion project | Community Arts Partnership | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Short story: Swimming For Life by Liz Nugent

Short story: Swimming For Life by Liz Nugent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
AFTER Margaret’s death, it was sink or swim time – but could anything shake him out of his stupor?
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Eileen Battersby: WB Yeats was a towering figure in Irish life

Eileen Battersby: WB Yeats was a towering figure in Irish life | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paying tribute to the many faces and phases of Ireland’s global literary giant
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Another Exchange by Stephen Connolly | Poetry Ireland

Another Exchange by Stephen Connolly | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Read Another Exchange by Stephen Connolly, from Issue 115 of Poetry Ireland Review
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TV GUIDE: Celebrate the birthday of WB Yeats on RTÉ Player International

TV GUIDE: Celebrate the birthday of WB Yeats on RTÉ Player International | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
June 13 marks 150 years since the birth of Irish poet W.B. Yeats
CELEBRATE one of Ireland’s greatest poets and playwrights, W.B. Yeats  on the 150th anniversary of his birth with RTÉ Player International.
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