Bloomsday Thoughts: Blasphemies, Monuments, Traditions

The nightingales are singing near The Convent of the Sacred Heart... —T. S. Eliot, "Sweeney among the Nightingales" Joyce was an apostate, renegade, heathen, exile, dissident, blasphemer—and so perhaps the most faithful way to celebrate Bloomsday would be to blaspheme Joyce. In his bracing 1988 essay, “Against Ulysses,” Leo Bersani does just that. Despite its venerably … Continue reading Bloomsday Thoughts: Blasphemies, Monuments, Traditions