NEW YORK, NY – The Ghost of James Joyce is tweeting on Bloomsday!
“Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.”
History, said Stephen, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
“The snotgreen sea. The scrotumtightening sea.”
“The mocker is never taken seriously when he is most serious.”
The above are all quotes from Joyce’s book Ulysses AND were all tweeted today.
The Ghost of James Joyce has been tweeting up a storm on Bloomsday - a day cobserved annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses, all of which took place on the same day (June 16th) in Dublin in 1904.
On June 16, Bloomsday, lovers of Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and Molly will have the opportunity to dip into the mind of Joyce and try to tweet thoughts along with Joyce.
Ulysses Meets Twitter 2011, a project created by one “Stephen from Baltimore,” invites devotees of the approximately 265,000-word work to recast the novel through tweets from start to finish within the 24-hour period that the novel’s odyssey through Dublin (on June 16, 1904) takes place.
There are some followers of Joyce on Twitter that also can hear him singing: