What's the Russian Ulysses?
Today is Bloomsday, the 106th anniversary of the day on which the events of James Joyce's novel Ulysses take place; it has since become an annual celebration of the beloved Irish novel in all its ineluctable glory. To honor the day and the notoriously hefty book, the novelist Joshua Cohen assembled a great list of novels that have been called "the Ulysses" (or as he pluralizes it, Ulyssi) of their respective countries.
From Russian Andrei Bely's Petersburg, to Brit Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, to Israeli Yaakov Shabtai's Past Continnuous (and many more) the books in the clever list account for 6,000 pages of fiction. Yes.