This Bloomsday, Try Walking 'Ulysses' Instead of Reading It

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Composite by Joseph Nugent with permission of the National Library of Ireland

Aficionados of James Joyce's "Ulysses" can explore the scenes of 1904 Dublin using a Web tool that Joseph Nugent is building with his students at Boston College.

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Composite by Joseph Nugent with permission of the National Library of Ireland

Aficionados of James Joyce's "Ulysses" can explore the scenes of 1904 Dublin using a Web tool that Joseph Nugent is building with his students at Boston College.

For anyone who has ever plowed through the puns and prose of James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses—and even those who haven't—Joseph Nugent and his students at Boston College have created a 21st-century tool to enrich the journey.

Walking Ulysses is a free, Web-based application that takes users on a detailed, virtual tour of Dublin, allowing them to follow in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom, the novel's protagonist and the character