Sylvia Beach

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José Salas Subirat: “Translating is the most attentive way of reading.”

Although both James Joyce and his editor Sylvia Beach included Spain from the first moment in their international promotion strategy for Ulysses, and (...)

Sylvia Beach and James Joyce.

Ulysses is now widely regarded as one of the greatest works of western literature, invariably topping lists of best novel categories, and holding a re(...)

Princess Grace  and Prince Rainier of Monaco with  their  children Caroline and Albert in the  1960s. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

I don’t go to Monaco for the sports cars or casinos but to enjoy a delicate, pea-green first full edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Sylvi(...)

Enrique Vila-Matas, right, with fellow Spanish writers Jordi Soler, Antonio Soler, Malcom Otero and Jose Antonio Garriga Vela and the late Dermot Healy, members of The Order of the Finnegans, launching their book on the subject at the Cervantes Institute in Dublin in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

On this day of days, Bloomsday, all literary pilgrimage routes lead to Dublin, or rather Dublin in an earlier guise, that of the reimagined Edwardi(...)

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(...)

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 (...)