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Nausicaa - chapter 13 from 'Ulysses' by James Joyce

  • Jun 16, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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This is a special event, additional to our normal monthly meeting, for Bloomsday initiated by Maria.

As a way of introducing those bookgroup readers who have never read 'Ulysses' by James Joyce (and I count myself in this group), Maria has challenged us to read Chapter 13 entitled 'Nausicaa' for 16 June which is known as 'Bloomsday' as the action of 'Ulysses' happens on that date in 1904.

Not only are we invited round to Maria's to celebrate Bloomsday but she has also asked us to dress as characters from the book (plenty of book character synopses out there from what I've been able to find in a brief search).  Although we are not in Dublin we will be getting right into the spirit of the book by eating food which is mentioned in Ulysses - there seems to be much talk of sausages, toast and beans - and so I hope that even the most culinary-challenged of us will be able to contribute and help celebrate this date.

I am looking forward to what promises to be an exciting and memorable event.  I hope that you are also inspired to come along for Bloomsday.

More details to follow as 16 June approaches.

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  • Maria W.

    Well, Bloomsday's mysterious embrace beckons...

    Looking forward to our Joycean adventure on Sunday, with plums, sausages, gorgonzola, ham, red wine and guinness as promised.


    1 · June 10, 2013

    • Sara K.

      So sorry I am going to miss it! Have a great time!

      June 10, 2013

    • susan w.

      Looking forward to seeing all the Bloomsday goers on Sunday - thanks Maria. We'll miss all who would have gone but couldn't but no doubt you'll all hear about it! Sue

      1 · June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it this time

    June 13, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I'm very sorry but I am going to have to cancel. I was looking forward to this event.

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi hi! I shall be coming and bringing two Joyce fans - hope that's OK.

    June 5, 2013

  • Gayle

    Apologies, I now need to go to my auntie's birthday meal this day. Have fun!

    May 31, 2013

  • Sara K.

    I have just found out that this is also the date of the Leith Tattoo this year. It is one of my yearly duties for Leith Festival, so I will not, to my great disappointmental, be able to make it. I am especially gutted as I just finished the chapter last night. :-(

    May 23, 2013

    • Sara K.

      That should be 'disappointment,'­ obviously.

      May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forsurelytoeatsausagesandbeansonthedayisabloominggreatthing Rachel

    May 23, 2013

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