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16th June 2022

It is Bloomsday, the day we were going to have an event discussing why Ulysses is seen as a great classic and eg. The Deepening Stream (similar in length if nothing else) isn't. The event has been cancelled (one of the Persephone girls has Covid) but the question remains. Dorothy Canfield Fisher had two children. The photograph shows her son James Fisher, who was a surgeon and captain in the U.S. Army. In January 1945 he was killed during the raid at Cabanatuan carried out to rescue American POWs. The effect of his death on his mother was incalculable.

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