Tuesday, June 15, 2010

106 years ago

In less than five hours, it will be 106 years since the first Bloomsday which was, of course, on June 16, 1904, a day that celebrated Leopold Bloom's odyssey through the streets of Dublin.

June 16th was also a special day for Jim Joyce and his Nora Barnacle, whether she remembered or not, and for the rest of us as "Ulysses" bears witness for the prosecution of modernity.

Indulge me in a bit of iconography. Iconograph or iconoclast, this age belongs to Dedalus in his Sunday finest, and Molly whose Bloom ever on his lips remains.