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An Italian Bloomsday 2020


An Italian Bloomsday 2020

Moni Ovadia and Claudio Magris explored the significant influence of Trieste and its Jewish community on Joyce and his masterpiece Ulysses in this engrossing conversation on Bloomsday 2020.

Ulysses, as James Joyce stated in one of his rare comments on the book, "is the epic of two races”: the Irish and the Jews. There was a large Jewish community in Trieste while Joyce resided there and the novelist Italo Svevo is said to be the model for Ulysses’ main character.

This event was inspired by the planned live performance which was to have taken place in the NLI’s iconic Reading Room to celebrate Bloomsday 2020: the filmed inteview was screened on our Facebook page on June 16th.


Organised in collaboration with National Library of Ireland and Corvino Produzioni, with the support of Allianz.