Genius: James Joyce around 1918, while he was writing Ulysses. Photograph: C Ruf/Archive Photos/Getty
James Joyce and me

Not long ago, while visiting my son in San Francisco, I noticed that the toilet paper in his bathroom bore the legend: “Do you suffer from bathroom an(...)

‘Flann O’Brien was reportedly tickled to discover that his hoax had got as far as the James Joyce Yearbook, though he had no idea how this had happened.’
An alleged hoax
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  • April 16, 2013, 06:00

In a recent Irishman’s Diary Frank McNally wrote about Brian O’Nolan’s (Flann O’Brien’s) role as secretary of the commission which produced a n(...)

James Joyce. While staying at the Grand Hotel Corneille in  1902/03 he hoped for, among other things, some regular work with The Irish Times. Photograph: Getty

Rue Corneille is a narrow street, perhaps 150m long, linking Place Paul Claudel and the Place de L’Odéon on Paris’s Left Bank. Today it (...)