History in Bloom
And you’ve never read Ulysses one of the greatest books in literature it is not easy reading to be sure but you can get through it by also reading the CliffsNotes, James Joyce wrote it and he was born in Dublin in 1882 and educated at Jesuit schools including University College Dublin he is best known for his collection of short stories Dubliners and of course his two massive novels Ulysses and Finnegans Wake literary critics have praised his writing especially Ulysses which is considered the complex work of a genius Ulysses sparked a holiday in Ireland called Bloomsday and it is observed annually on June 16 to commemorate the events in the novel in 1999 the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of 100 best novels of the 20th century so if youve never read this book just start by telling yourself yes I said yes I will Yes.
1 What did Joyce’s father say when he heard that Joyce had run away with Nora Barnacle?
2 What were Joyce’s brothers named?
3 While Joyce was in exile, which relative did he correspond with to get details about Dublin for Ulysses?
4 Joyce died Jan. 13, 1941. Where was he buried?
5 Joyce’s father, John Stanislaus Joyce, grew up in
6 James Joyce was most afraid of
7 Which repository holds the greatest mass of Joyce’s unpublished letters?
8 Joyce was named after
9 Joyce’s father-in-law, Thomas Barnacle, was a
10 How far did Joyce’s wife, Nora, get in reading Ulysses?
Number of correct answers:
8-10 Celebrity Savvy
6-7 Notably Knowledgeable
4-5 Star Crossed
0-3 Infamously Ignorant