in 1922. Chosen by a bunch of literary
types in 1998
as the best book
of the twentieth century
. Set in Dublin
during the course of one day, 16th June 1904.
The 16th June is celebrated in Dublin and elsewhere as Bloomsday, after Leopold Bloom, the book's central character, rather than after Harold Bloom, an elitist literary critic who likes Joyce very much, and said so in his appalling book, The Western Canon