an annual celebration in Dublin on June 16th of the life of James Joyce and, in particular, his novel Ulysses, which is entirely set in Dublin on June 16th, 1904
Contemporary Examples

James Joyce’s Grandson Stephen and Literature’s Most Tyrannical Estate Gordon Bowker June 13, 2012
Best Year Ever: How 1922 Birthed Modernism Mark Braude September 13, 2013


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