Summer 1928 during the Salzburg Festival. The Irish writer James Joyce spends five weeks at the Hotel Mirabell, close to the quarter centred around the State Theatre. He meets festival artists, writers such as Stefan Zweig, journalists and wealthy patrons. In an installation, Ruth Beckermann comments on the biographical facts of Joyce’s visit to Salzburg. The marathon reading of his magnum opus Ulysses (1922) likewise ties in with Homer’s Odyssey, which is heard as an echo of antiquity in our time. Arguably the most discussed and least read novel in the world, Ulysses is considered one of the most remarkable contributions to modern literature. In no fewer than one thousand pages, Joyce describes a day in the life of the advertising agent Leopold Bloom — a journey through Dublin which mirrors the framework of Homer’s epic.