My awesome friend Jackie decided she wants to get together a monthly reading group to discuss James Joyce’s Ulysses. She posted it on Craigslist:
Are you interested in reading (or rereading!) Ulysses by James Joyce? I’d like to get a group of readers together to discuss the book monthly (Wednesday nights?)?)ed: it will actually be Tuesdays starting in September. I thought meeting at Fergie’s would be appropriate! We can have some Guinness and do a chunk a month, and finish up near Bloomsday (June 16). Please contact me if this sounds like your kind of fun!
I’ve read The Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and I’ve been wanting to read Ulysses but never thought I had the time. And although I know that this is still true, being in school again has kicked my intellectual curiosity into overdrive, so I think I’m going to give it a go. No time like the present, right? I am also going to try to learn to like Guinness and other super-dark beers, as I’m more of a Hop Devil, myself. Got to get down with my Irish ancestory!
Jackie then shared this link with me to a full-text online version of Ulysses, which will pretty much guarantee that I will never do work again. Also this explanation of Why One Should Read Ulysses is great.
Yes I realize this picture is not of James Joyce, but of Ewan MacGregor as James Joyce. But as Ewan MacGregor is my dream man, this is how it shall stand. And yes, I have seen the movie where Ewan plays Joyce, it is bloody awful but borderline pornographic, and I did like that aspect of it 🙂