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THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE explores entire lives in a single day


The Sixteenth of June

By Maya Lang

Scribner Books

June 3, 2014

$25.00, 256 pages

Maya Lang’s debut novel, The Sixteenth of June, is a closely observed examination of a family struggling to hold themselves together in the face of mounting pressure on the members to spin off in several directions. 1,137 more words

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Happy Bloomsday

Today in 1904 Dublin, James Joyce and Nora Barnacle went on their first date. Joyce celebrated the occasion with an iconic novel that everyone has heard of, and most people haven’t read. 124 more words


Happy Bloomsday: The Lessons I Learned From James Joyce

I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use — silence, exile, and cunning…

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It's Bloomsday!

It’s Bloomsday! For those not in the know, Bloomsday is a celebration of Leopold Bloom, the protagonist in the James Joyce novel Ulysses. Bloom’s famous escapades span the time over many hours of the date of June 16, 1904, making this the 110th anniversary! 244 more words


Why James Joyce's 'Ulysses' Is 'The Most Dangerous Book'

We read biographies in order to find out about extraordinary lives in extraordinary times, and they all follow the same formula at their heart: birth, life, and then death. 495 more words


today's holiday: Bloomsday


James Joyce‘s novel Ulysses describes the events of a single day in Dublin: June 16, 1904. First published in Paris in 1922, Ulysses caused an uproar when it finally did appear in… 59 more words