Vale Gabrielle Carey
Bloomsdays in Sydney will not be the same without Gabrielle Carey. As Sydney’s foremost Joycean academic, if not Australia’s, her contribution to the promotion and understanding of James Joyce’s literature, especially Ulysses, was enormous. Gabrielle is the second Sydney Bloomsday officianado and acclaimed writer to leave us too early. The other being poet Martin Johnston, who died tragically a few days after the Bloomsday celebrations of 1990.
Thank you Gabrielle, and vale.
Celebrate Bloomsday this year!
Friday 16 June 2023
Beckett's Bloomsday, Glebe
Bloomsday at Florabel, Eden
Exiles and Bloomsday 2023
Interview on 3zzz The Voice of the Irish (starts 5:16mins in)
What's it all about?
The Story of Ulysses: a podcast
Luke Gibbons on two harbingers of Irish decolonization
James Joyce and the Irish Revolution: The Easter Rising as Modern Event, 2023
The original 1922 text with essays
The Cambridge Centenary Ulysses, 2022
Gabrielle Carey's latest
James Joyce: A Life, 2023
Nuala O'Connor's bold reimagining
A Joycean's conversion:
Hope, belief and celebration:
A Dublin Bloomsday, 2004
"How hard can this be?"
Two Gallants and Nine Bloomsdays
The Martin Johnston legacy:
If Greece has The Odyssey and Dublin Ulysses then Sydney has Cicada Gambit
A Date with Trieste
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-Bloomsday in Dublin click here
For Sydney's James Joyce Foundation website click here
Bloomsday is a celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set in Dublin on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June around the world. Joyce chose the date because it was the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle; they walked to the Dublin suburb of Ringsend. The name comes from Leopold Bloom, the Ulyssean protagonist.
usylessly unreadable Blue Book of Eccles
Finnegans Wake, James Joyce
The movements which work revolutions are born out of the dreams and visions in a peasant's heart on the hillside
Ulysses, James Joyce
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
Ulysses, James Joyce