Celebrating James Joyce’s Ulysses: The Odyssey of Leopold Bloom through Dublin – Bloomsday, June 16, 1904

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
“Bloom’s day” was first celebrated in 1924, and every year since then readers have commemorated June 16, 1904, the day on which the action of Ulysses unfolds, with readings, reenactments, pub crawls, and pilgrimages through Dublin.
Displayed in celebration of James Joyce’s masterpiece are notable editions of Ulysses from the holdings of UCLA Library Special Collections as well as works inspired by the novel: an artist’s book by Margery Hellmann and a dramatic reading of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy by Siobhan McKenna.
Ulysses first appeared in print as monthly installments in issues of the American avant-garde magazine The Little Review, although the magazine succeeded in publishing only the first fourteen of the eighteen episodes of the novel – up through “Oxen of the Sun” –-in the issues between March 1918 and September/December 1920.
Notable editions on view include the true first edition of 1922; the first American editions, both unauthorized and authorized; and the illustrated edition with etchings by Henri Matisse.
The exhibit will be on display in Charles E. Young Research Library A Level through June 29.


Research Library (Charles E. Young)