Bloomsday in Champaign


It's considered by many to be the greatest novel of the 20th century --- and a good excuse for a party. James Joyce's Ulysses explores a day in the life of Leopold Bloom of Dublin, with sly parallels to Homer's "Odyssey". Even its fans say it's hard to read. But celebrations of "Bloomsday", the day of the year when the novel takes place, get bigger every year. A Bloomsday celebration in downtown Champaign ran from morning to night, rotating between several locations. Most of them were bars --- a setting which fans of "Ulysses" find completely appropriate. AM 580's Jim Meadows followed the festivities.

Story source: WILL