Thursday, October 21, 2010

u is for ulysses


Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
from Ulysses (1922) by James Joyce (1882-1941)


not only is u for ulysses (my planned blogabet u word) but u is also for ursula.

I was going to hold on to "u" until saturday or sunday since I'm currently away from home. but I received an unexpected email mentioning that october 21st is ursula le guin's 81st birthday! seems only right to push u up and pay tribute to two unique and unusual literary phenoms today!

ulysses has been on my brain recently and on my bucket list for years. a couple weeks ago I decided to undertake reading the book after receiving an invite to join a small cyber-bookgroup. my goal is to have this ├╝ber-book finished by bloomsday 2011


photo: shelf at loganberry books - (by the way, pictured is the edition of ulysses I'm reading) cleveland. october 2010

4 comments:

ArtSparker said...

I salute your determination.

Megan said...

Good luck.

I love Ursula. Might have to read some of hers next. I know there are some I haven't got to yet.

Hope you are enjoying your visit!

Angella Lister said...

how on earth did you get to "U" already?! i've been enjoying your stroll through the alphabet, even though confronting "U" makes me suddenly feel this month has gone by at a gallop!

Love Ursula, but never got around to Ulysses.

K. said...

My son has read Ulysses and . Not I.

Is the one book Joyce Requiam by Graham, or Requiam by Graham Joyce>