As Bloomsday nears this Sunday, the Chinese translator of James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake” explains while the book is very difficult to understand even for English-speaking readers, somehow it has struck a nerve in China.
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With added security across the 7.5-mile Spokane Bloomsday course, runners and walkers cruised through a warm and uneventful race marked mostly by dozens of runners being treated for dehydration. Concern generated by last month’s bombings at the Boston Marathon led to heightened security, but race organizers said the city’s 37th-annual Bloomsday occurred without a hitch.
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After bringing Ulysses to Twitter in recent years, this year's celebration will see the novel's hero get a book to himself"… well hes beyond everything I declare somebody ought to put him in the budget if I only could remember the half of the things and write a book out of it the works of Master Poldy yes'"This fragment of Molly Bloom's great soliloquy at the end of James...
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Today is Blumesday -- not a typo, as it turns out, but a holiday concocted to celebrate the beloved young-adult author Judy Blume.Today is Blumesday--not a typo, as it turns out, but a holiday concocted to celebrate the beloved young-adult author Judy Blume. Bloomsday, which honors James Joyce's "Ulysses," took place on Sunday. As NPR reports, Blumesday was created by...
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Stately, plump, a 1922 first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses sits in state at the Rosenbach Museum and Library.
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Britain is not short of heavyweight prospects right now, but Joe Joyce marked himself out as someone to take notice...
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Bloomsday organizers are struggling to come up with what they could have done differently after dozens of runners on Sunday complained about an anti-abortion protest along the route. Race director Don Kardong said Bloomsday officials had no idea the protest was planned. He got wind of it when, while running the course himself, he passed the group near Riverside Avenue and...
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Brothers helped bring psychology to the mainstream, addressing such subjects as sexual fulfillment and infidelity. By the '70s, she was a fixture of TV, radio, film and print.Dr. Joyce Brothers, a psychologist who became a fixture of pop culture after she turned to radio and television in the late 1950s to tend to the nation's psyche, has died. She was 85.
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When Lucille Olin turned 80, her doctor advised her to stop running. She obliged, making that year her last Bloomsday run.
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Organizers of the annual Bloomsday road race say they are reviewing their security in light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
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