links for 2009-06-16

  • Patterns of the future

    THE NEXT GENERATION GAP:
    The Rise of the Digitals and the Ruin of Postmodernism
    By Kem Luther
    332 pp. iUniverse $22.95

    Reviewed by Elizabeth McCullough

  • "Bloomsday, the annual celebration of Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses, is a fine day to remind yourself of his genius. Test your knowledge with our 16 questions for 16 June…"

    Eleven out of sixteen for me. Pitiful.

  • "All of the events in James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses take place on June 16th. To celebrate Bloomsday (so called after Joyce's protagonist, Leopold Bloom), here are some songs with ties to the book and the author.

    "Jefferson Airplane's Rejoyce, from their 1967 album After Bathing at Baxter's, is an homage to Ulysses and includes specific references to characters from the book, e.g.: Mulligan stew for Bloom/The only Jew in the room and Molly's gone to blazes/Boylan's crotch amazes…"

    Happy Bloomsday! Rejoyce! Via Shelf Awareness

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