Mighty Red Pen

June 16, 2010

Iz in ur Bloomzday

Filed under: Lit review — mighty red pen @ 7:17 pm
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Does it make me a bad English major if I’ve never read Ulysses? In graduate school, the nerdier of the word nerds did such things as memorize every poem by Yeats or spend their summer off reading Ulysses. Suffice it to say, I was not among these dedicated souls. I mean, who among you can say that you have actually read this book? (And was it worth the trouble?)

Nevertheless, we can all get in on the Bloomsday fun, don’t you think? Here’s a tidbit from LOLerature:

They really got into the Bloomsday spirit over there, so check it out.



  1. Everybody knows you’ve got to read Homer first.

    Comment by Patito Gigante — June 16, 2010 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  2. I love that “O hai.” So much funnier with literary persons than with cats. I, also, have never read Ulysses (or Moby Dick, or Middlemarch, or War and Peace, or Winnie the Pooh – how embarrassing) and I didn’t even know about Bloomsday! I’ll either have to read the book or go to Dublin. Which would you recommend?

    Comment by Val Span — June 17, 2010 @ 10:11 pm | Reply

    • Hmm, is it an either/or proposition for you? I haven’t read the book, but I have been to Dublin. Dublin was fun; from watching my friends read “Ulysses,” it seems that was not. You can draw your own conclusion from that.

      Comment by mighty red pen — June 21, 2010 @ 7:17 pm | Reply

  3. P.S. Just so I don’t come across as a total heathen, I do know about Bloomsbury – and I don’t mean the comic strip.

    Comment by Val Span — June 17, 2010 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

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