James Joyce

In search of something epic at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair? Look no further than booth 319, where Oak Knoll Books is offering a gem of 20th-century publishing: a 1935 Limited Editions Club (

One of the top auction lots of the past two weeks was a pair of handwritten letters (ALSs) from James Joyce in which he discusses the notoriously troublesome publication of his masterpiece, Ulysses. In the first letter, dated November 1, 1918, Joyce writes, "As I have been so long absent from Ireland you must forgive me if I say that I am afraid I have forgotten you. Allow me however to

A first edition of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses smuggled out of Paris in 1922 and read aloud to the young Vladimir Nabokov is to be offered at Bonhams Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photographs sale in London on June 18. It is estimated at £15,000-20,000.

Ulysses was published in Paris by Shakespeare and Co in 1922 though

wiseblood.jpg

New York—Swann Galleries’ 19th & 20th Century Literature auction on Thursday, June

Syracuse, NY—The Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries has acquired the estate archive of Irish writer Padraic Colum.

Born in County Longford in 1881, Colum attended University College Dublin. In Dublin, he joined the Irish Republican Army, gaelicized his name, and began writing poetry and plays. His award-winning one act play The Saxon Shillin’ attracted

200px-Joyce_wake.jpg
How is your Mandarin
ShakespearesTremor.jpgSo Shakespeare was obsessed with syphilis,