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June 16, 2010

Happy Bloomsday! (and Ulysses is safe for iPad)

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Happy Bloomsday, everyone! The Sheridan libraries of Johns Hopkins University will join the international celebration of James Joyce's "Ulysses" with readings Wednesday at -- where else? -- The James Joyce pub and restaurant in Harbor East.

The readings start at 5 p.m., though the pub will offer $4 glasses of James Joyce Amber all day. So lubricate your tongue -- and other bodily parts -- to help celebrate the convoluted classic that takes place in Dublin on June 16, 1904.

In other Ulysses news, Apple said Tuesday that it was mistaken in restricting iPad images for apps for Robert Berry's comic book edition, which contains nudity. The AP reported that the developers of that book and a graphic treatment of "The Importance of Being Earnest” had been allowed to  use the original artwork.

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Posted by Dave Rosenthal at 12:01 AM | | Comments (2)


I am rather surprised at the uproar. The nudity is not that prominent nor is it amorous in nature. Ulysses is not written for children.

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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