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Ulysses celebration blooms in Seoul

By 김후란

Published : June 8, 2011 - 18:16

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Bloomsday, a commemoration to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce that also relives events from his novel Ulysses, is to be held in Seoul.

“The evening will be a convivial mix of drama, readings and music,” said Ireland’s Ambassador Eamonn McKee.

“It is a world-wide phenomenon which reflects the admiration and love for Joycean literature, specifically the greatest novel yet written, ‘Ulysses’ and its everyman hero Leopold Bloom,” added McKee.

The 107th anniversary of Joyce’s “Ulysses” will take place at the Spazio Luce Restaurant and Art Music Hall in Itaewon on June 11 at 6:30 p.m.

“Eveline,” a short play based on the story from Joyce’s “Dubliners” will be performed along with short dramatic readings from “Ulysses” and Irish music.

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More information can be had by contacting the embassy at (02) 774-6455 or visiting