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Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes: A Celebration of James Joyce, Ulysses, and 100 Years of Bloomsday by Nola Tully. New York. 2004. Vintage. 160 pages. 9781400077311.

 

 

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    On the fictional morning of June 16, 1904--Bloomsday, as it has come to be known--Mr. Leopold Bloom set out from his home at 7 Eccles Street and began his day’s journey through Dublin life in the pages of James Joyce’s novel of the century, Ulysses. ' Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes ' offers a priceless gathering of what’s been said about Ulysses since the extravagant praise and withering condemnation that first greeted it ' upon its initial publication. From the varied appraisals of such Joyce contemporaries as William Butler Yeats and Virginia Woolf, to excerpts from Tennessee Williams ' term paper ' Why Ulysses ' is Boring ' and assorted wit, praise, parody, caricature, photographs, anecdotes, bon mots, and reminiscence, this treasury of Bloomsiana is a lively and winning tribute to the most famous day in literature. On the fictional morning of June 16, 1904-Bloomsday, as it has come to be known-Mr. Leopold Bloom set out from his home at 7 Eccles Street and began his day’s journey through Dublin life in the pages of James Joyce’s novel of the century, Ulysses. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes offers a priceless gathering of what’s been said about Ulysses since the extravagant praise and withering condemnation that first greeted it upon its initial publication. From the varied appraisals of such Joyce contemporaries as William Butler Yeats and Virginia Woolf, to excerpts from Tennessee Williams' term paper 'Why Ulysses is Boring' and assorted wit, praise, parody, caricature, photographs, anecdotes, bon mots, and reminiscence, this treasury of Bloomsiana is a lively and winning tribute to the most famous day in literature.

 

Nola Tully is an editor and writer who has held positions at the International Center for Photography, Audubon, and Entertainment Weekly. She lives in New York City.

 

 

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