By MICHAEL CAINES
"Miss Dunne clicked on the keyboard:
– 16 June 1904."
On June 10, 1904, James Joyce stopped Nora Barnacle in a Dublin street. "I mistook him", she later recalled, "for a Swedish sailor." She didn't show up to meet him, however, as arranged, a few days later, on June 14. If she had, that would be the date we now know as Bloomsday, as June 16 is now called, for its association with a meandering span of Leopold Bloom and the other Dublin characters in Joyce's Ulysses – for that is when they did meet again, and their passionate, complex relationship began in earnest. . . .