"One afternoon I came back from the library with Ulysses"
Ulysses by James Joyce
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Ulysses, by the Irish author James Joyce, follows the character Leopold Bloom around Dublin on 16 June, 1904. The date is significant as the date of Joyce's first date with Nora Barnacle, the woman who would later become his wife.

The History of Love also makes reference to the "stately plump Buck Mulligan", a character from Ulysses who is introduced in the novel's opening line. Ulysses is the Latin equivalent of the hero Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey, and there are a number of parallels between the two texts.

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