Mr. Bloom’s Potato
It’s well known that James Joyce was meticulous in researching the details for the recreation of his beloved Dublin in Ulysses, but even the great writers sometimes get it wrong. Mr. Bloom’s Potato is a light-hearted look at a some of Joyce’s mistakes and a few hidden details that his readers could not possibly have been expected to notice. Such as: Who is Parnell’s brother’s unnamed chess opponent? How could Joyce, of all people, get the two Dublin canals confused, and what is Mr. Bloom doing with that potato?
The Irish Literary & Historical Society Speaker Series will resume on Sunday, September 27, 2015 with “Mr Bloom’s Potato.” Dublin-based independent scholar Philip Mullen will discuss intricate details of Edwardian Dublin as they are reflected in James Joyce’s Ulysses, as well as some of the things Joyce gets wrong.
Philip Mullen, a native of Dublin, has a life long passion for James Joyce’s fiction, is a member of The Joyce Institute, and co-founder of The Diddlem Club, who have been involved in Bloomsday street performances for over twenty-five years.
United Irish Cultural Center, September 27th at 5pm. See ILHS