Posted on 01/21/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
In February 1922, James Joyce's novel Ulysses was published in full for the first time.
The novel's centenary may or may not be cause for you to celebrate — but it is for quite a few celebrities.
The Guardian reports that more than a hundred writers, artists, comedians, and musicians will read the novel for the bookstore Shakespeare and Company (whose owner was behind the full publication of Ulysses).
That recording will be released in podcast episodes beginning February 2 and ending on June 16 (aka Bloomsday).
Among the big names helping record: Eddie Izzard, Margaret Atwood, and Jeanette Winterson.
The Guardian also notes that Thornwillow Press is doing its own star-studded recording (including Stephen Fry and Salman Rushdie) that will be released as an audio-visual weekly podcast that ends, of course, on Bloomsday.
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