I thought some of you Joyce fans may be interested in this.
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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 19:22:18 +0000
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- The Irish Times On The Web
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SO THIS IS DYOUBLONG?
Up to 1,000 people, mostly children, perished in the most
appalling disaster ever to have occurred in New York Harbour,
when the steamer General Slocum caught fire in the East River...
A troupe of British Imperial Army officers have begun to
traverse the 60,000 square miles of uncharted desert in Central
Australia, with camels supplied by the South Australian
Government... And a British MP has demanded figures for the
casualties caused by those "infernal machines" - motor cars...
These are some of the stories from the June 16, 1904 edition of
The Irish Times, which has been republished in DYOUBLONG - an
Irish Times on the Web special supplement celebrating the writer
James Joyce, the city which fills his works - Dublin, and the
most important day in the Joycean calendar, Bloomsday (June 16).
In his final work, Finnegans Wake, Joyce plays with the idea
that the word 'Dublin' contains within it a question: 'do you
belong?' - 'Dyoublong?'. The question of belonging (or not
belonging) to Ireland was a central one in Joyce's life and his
work, as it is for millions of Irish people around the world
DYOUBLONG includes a virtual tour of the key Ulysses locations
in Dublin, RealAudio readings by Joycean scholar David Norris, a
searching essay on Joyce the exile, a bluffer's guide to
Ulysses, a James Joyce discussion forum and photographs of
Dublin at the turn of the century.
We also bring you, via RealAudio, the views on Joyce of people
on the streets of Dublin; we have details of Bloomsday events in
Dublin and around the world, and there are several Joycean
collector's items to be won by entering our Multiple Joyce Quiz.
We hope you enjoy the site.
DYOUBLONG is at:
Finally, check out Election97 Online for full results of the
Irish General Election:
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