“on the June 16th in the year of Our Lord 1904…”

It’s Bloomsday!  And not just in Dublin, Ireland, as Frank McNally points out.  The Irish Times archive is now locked up, but the digested read I posted last year is still available.  And this is still an excellent video.  Those of a sensitive disposition are duly warned, again, that James Joyce enjoys the language in all its fecund nuttiness.

Adds Via Crooked Timber’s Maria Farrell, here’s an Irish Times article from the weekend on the real people immortalised in Ulysses.