16 June 2011

Question of the Day -- 16 June 2011

Which novel starts as follows? Quel roman commence ainsi?

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him by the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned:

-- Introibo ad altare Dei.

1 comment:

Dáithaí C said...

Ulysses of course! Happy Bloomsday to you and yours! Thought you might like this picture of our future president in the company of multiple Mollies!

http://daithaic.blogspot.com/2009/06/james-joyce-and-me.html