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Bloomsday in the track of the sun

Sunday, 16 June, 2013

“Somewhere in the east: early morning: set off at dawn. Travel round in front of the sun, steal a day’s march on him. Keep it up for ever never grow a day older technically.” So muses Leopold Bloom early in Ulysses. Interestingly, one of the books that James Joyce places on Bloom’s bookshelf in his seminal novel is called In the Track of the Sun.

Ulysses famously celebrates a single day and the book is being read in its entirety around the world in one day this Bloomsday. Some 15 countries and 26 cities are involved, and it kicked off “in the track of the sun” in Auckland, New Zealand, last night.

James Joyce


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