Bloomsday!

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Gisele Freund, Three generations of Joyces. James Joyce, seated, Giorgio standing, and Stephen playing with Schiap the dog Schiaparelli gave him, while Helen Joyce (Giorgio’s wife) looks on. Taken in the garden of Giorgio’s house in Paris, 1938

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Gisele Freund, [James Joyce in Sylvia Beach’s book shop], 1938
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Gisele Freund, [James Joyce in Sylvia Beach’s book shop], 1938

Today is Bloomsday.
The day when most of Ulysses takes place.
The day in 1904 when James Joyce first went for a walk with Nora Barnacle…

James Joyce can be heard here (with a text by Sylvia Beach)…

Here’s one of our favorite photography-related passages in the book, it’s Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus speaking by the sea…
“… Still there? I got a card from Bannon. Says he found a sweet young thing down there. Photo girl he calls her.
Snapshot, eh? Brief exposure…”

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