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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Books in the News: Ulysses

Posted by Alana T.

Last Friday (June 16th) literature lovers around the world celebrated Bloomsday - the date of the events in Ulysses by James Joyce.  The first celebration was held in 1954 in Dublin, the 50th anniversary of the novel.  Traditional activities include eating kidney pie, drinking Guinness, and of course, reading the novel itself.

This year, the Ulysses Meets Twitter Project was launched as an experimental way to re-experience the novel.  The idea was to break the book into parts, then volunteers would tweet synopses, quotes, paraphrases every few minutes.  The entire book took all day to tweet. 

So, was the experiment a success?  Visit the commentary section of the website to learn more.

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