James Joyce

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Pierre Joannon is well known to anyone with an interest in Irish history and culture. The honorary consul general of Ireland in the south of France si(...)

James Joyce. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images’

An extremely rare vinyl recording of James Joyce reading from Ulysses is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York next month. Dating from 1924, the cr(...)

Six doodle-strewn notebooks, containing the handwritten draft of Samuel Beckett’s first published novel, Murphy, are to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in L(...)

Redmond Doran:"With a family business, you are naturally more cautious because there are other people to think about."

Davy Byrnes pub is a Dublin landmark. It has been patronised by thirsty citizens and shoppers since 1889 and the mention of Leopold Bloom stopp(...)

Brighid Malone: made a point of speaking to nursing staff, asking them what small changes might improve their working lives and ensuring that these were implemented.

Brighid Malone, who has died aged 92, was former assistant master of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, and the first woma(...)

 James Joyce (1882-1941) in Zurich. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

James Joyce was born in 1882 into a Dublin middle-class family on its way down. His father, John Stanislaus, a rate collector who had dissipate(...)

Declan Hughes: “I’ve queried the occasional professional fee, when it seemed egregiously over-entitled.”

Are you a saver or a spender? I’ve worked my entire professional life as a playwright, novelist an(...)

The silver proof James Joyce “€10” coins, which were sold for €46, were launched by the Central Bank and feature a portrait of the writer with the first lines from chapter three of Ulysses.

Collectors’ coins in honour of James Joyce launched less than two weeks ago are being sold on Ebay at what seems to be a very healthy profit. (...)

I t’s only a fragment, and it is impossible to make any serious claim for its quality. All that is known of the(...)

‘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(...)

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