James Joyce

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Sweny’s Pharmacy on Dublin’s Lincoln Place is where James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom stopped at about 11am on the morning of June 16th, 1904, to fill a prescription for his wife Molly and pick up some lemon soap before his Turkish bath. This small Joyce museum is now at risk of losing its UNESCO funding.  Photograph: Dan Griffin/The Irish Times

The volunteers in Sweny’s Pharmacy on Dublin’s Lincoln Place are busy wrapping bars of soap in preparation for the annual influx of Bloomsday customer(...)

In 1985, Anthony Burgess, who was devoted to Joyce and greatly admired Louis le Brocquy, agreed in principle that he would write a 20-page introduction to the special edition of “Dubliners”, which was limited to 500 copies.

A lost essay on James Joyce’s Dubliners by celebrated English novelist Anthony Burgess is to be published for the first time in The Irish Times tomorr(...)

It is understood that LÉ Seamus Heaney has been considered in military circles, subject to the agreement of the late Nobel laureate’s family. Photograph: Marco Secchi/Getty Images

What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you are Minister for Defence and you have just decided to purchase a third new Naval Service offshore patrol vessel.T(...)

Multimedia: from Digital Dubliners

‘Still not obscure enough” was James Joyce’s explanation to Jacques Mercanton on being caught “gleefully” inserting into a passage from Work in Progre(...)

Saved from destruction: the Maunsel proofs of Dubliners, which Joyce rescued

‘The Abbey Theatre will be open and they will give plays of Yeats and Synge. You have a right to be there because you are my bride: and I am one of th(...)

 Madge Fanning,  100 on May 28th May, holding a photograph of her with her siblings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Not being a history buff, Madge Fanning is unlikely to be able to tell you the details of the year she was born. The records show Charlie Chaplin mad(...)

Fr Joseph Leonard, Fr William Purcell and future US president John F Kennedy at All Hallows College in September 1955. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It might seem a bit of a stretch to describe them both as original literary creation but, in copyright law, a scribbled note to the milkman enjoys muc(...)

Enda Kenny inspects a guard of honour at the naming ceremony of the new Naval Service vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Naval Service ships have traditionally been named after mythological Irish figures – usually women (although Setanta and Ferdia also snuck in ov(...)

“Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls.” Ulysses, James Joyce. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill
Eat your words
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  • May 15, 2014, 15:22

“I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant.” Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez “And once I had recognis(...)

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