Economics of Ulysses and Leopold Bloom

05 Nov 2022
13:15-14:15
Hole in the Wall

Economics of Ulysses and Leopold Bloom

“In the opening pages of Calypso in Ulysses, we see a fertile economic imagination at work. Once outside his Eccles Street home, at 8am on June 16 1904, Bloom’s first calculation was a purely commercial one. Can he flog an ad? The sun is rising, he’s daydreaming of Arabic markets, stale turnover bread, his father-in-law’s moustache and Molly’s scarlet garters. Bloom sizes up the money making potential of corner publican Larry O’Rourke.”

David McWilliams brings us on his economics odyssey of the great novel in its centenary year.

 

Price: €19