James Joyce

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Participants in the Bloomsday World Record attempt which took place outside Dunphy’s pub, George’s Street, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leopold Bloom may have eaten “with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls”, but the Ulysses fans gathered for a special Bloomsday breakfast at th(...)

John Ryan, Anthony Cronin, Brian O’Nolan, Patrick Kavanagh and Tom Joyce on Sandymount Strand on Bloomsday 1954.

If you wait around long enough almost anybody, however controversial, will end up immortalised on a tea-towel. Romanian gift-shops almost certainly no(...)

Scholar Terence Killeen said: ‘Although Joyce (pictured above) may have toyed with the name Finn’s Hotel as a possible title for the final work, there is no evidence that he ever envisaged these pieces as a separate publication, and his intentions should surely be respected by any serious scholar.’ Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The publication of a collection of 10 works by James Joyce by a small Dublin publisher some 90 years after they were penned has divided Joyce schol(...)

Looking from the James Joyce tower at Sandycove, Co. Dublin, across Dublin bay, the “bowl of bitter waters”, as it is described in Ulysses, to Howth. Photograph: Eric Luke

The week-long festival into which Bloomsday has grown, peaks tomorrow on June 16th – your actual Bloom’s Day itself. At the James Joyce Centre on Nor(...)

“The most important letter by James Joyce to appear at auction in a decade,” is how Sotheby’s describes next month’s sale in London of a handwritten, (...)

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(...)

Graham Wilkinson and Paul Kennedy participate in the 20th annual Brennan’s bread Bloomsday messenger bike rally in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

At some time in the last couple of decades Bloomsday became a prescribed date in the annual calendar, its arrival inexorable as that of Christmas Day.(...)

Auction ResultsWednesday, June 5th Bonhams, London. A Fabergé cigarette case, £205,250 (£150,000-£200,000). Tuesday, June 11th Sotheby’s, New York. Fi(...)

Bob Joyce, a grand-nephew of James Joyce, (left, with David Norris) has written a foreword to a new edition of Ulysses that uses the text of the first general Dublin edition of the work. Photograph: Frank Miller

One of the books on Leopold Bloom’s shelves, in Ulysses, is called In the Track of the Sun. Early on in Ulysses, Bloom reflects on what it would be li(...)

Image: Kevin O’Hare/Irish Times Premedia

“I felt that I had been very far away, in some land where the customs were strange – in Persia, I thought . . .”The SistersI’m standing in the middle (...)

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