Literary Events: Jun. 2010

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According to Rolf Schwendter’s publication “Subkulturelles Wien,” the first Austrian Bloom’s Day was celebrated 1966. The initiators were, apart from Schwendter, Marc Adrian; Joe Berger and Gunter Rupp. The Viennese Avantgarde managed to bring a tradition to the capital that had already been deeply manifested in other big cities: the tradition of celebrating the Bloom’s Day on Jun. 16 every year in order to honor James Joyce, author of “Ulysses” whose protagonist travelled through Dublin on Jun. 14 1904. Being celebrated for the fourth time in Vienna, this day is not only a tribute to Joyce but also to the the ability to play with words because apart from love and dreams, only the game and art are terrains of hope in times of failure of conventional politics.



The first Viennese Ulysess Express stars in front of the VHS (Volkshochschule) Hietzing to head for Gaußplatz. At 19:30 the “große Augartenstädter Bloomsday Revue” starts in front of and in the building of the initiator of the event “Aktionsradius Wien.” During the trip, the audience will experience sudden stops at surprising venues designed for surprising meetings.

Jun. 16, 17:00
13., Hofwiesengasse 48 (in front of the building)
(01) 804 55 24



To celebrate the Bloom’s Day, the privacy of Marianne Fritz’s apartment in 7th district is lifted for the public. Fritz who is regarded as exceptional literate died in Oct. 2007 at the age of 58 and led a reclusive life devoted to literature.

Jun. 15, 18:00
7., Wien
(01) 332 26 94 



Magdalena Steiner presents her original Ulysses-Comics that frequently appear in the Viennese journal “Augustin.” On Jun. 16 the artist herself leads through the exhibition and gives an insight into her relation to James Joyce.

Jun. 1 – 30,
13., Hofwiesengasse 48
(01) 8045524 



The arrival of the Ulysses Express will be accompanied by Irish Folk music, a lecture by Eugen Bartmer and a presentation of the “Tarantel” special edition concerning Ulysses and pornography. Indoor, the event continues with the Ulysses chamber music orchestra who perform a musical version of Joyce’s poems.

Jun. 16, 18:30
12., Gaußplatz 11 (Aktionsradius Wien)

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