16 Jun '15, 7am

Happy Bloomsday everyone - love this Dublin taxi driver's guide that I found a few years ago

is a kind of parody of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus (AKA Ulysses) who, thanks to the machinations of various hostile deities, spends 19 years trying to get back to Greece following the Trojan War. Ulysses is made up of 18 "Episodes" that correspond to sections of Homer's epic, and Leopold Bloom's wanderings around Dublin parallel Odysseus's adventures on the way home from Troy. But Leopold, though decent enough in his way, cuts a very unheroic figure and Odysseus's faithful wife Penelope has a rather imperfect counterpart in Molly Bloom, who is cheerfully unfaithful to Leopold with many of his friends and acquaintances.

Full article: http://www.taxi-library.org/joyce01.htm

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