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The Birth of Shakespeare and Company

On this date in 1919, American expat Sylvia Beach opened the Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris. Beach published James Joyce’s Ulysses; her bookstore is featured in Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. https://shakespeareandcompany.com/ Advertisements

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Big-Name Authors & Their Weird Jobs

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“I Am So Excited at Seeing You, Sir, that I Could Weep.”

On this date in 1928, Sylvia Beach, owner of Paris’s Shakespeare and Company bookstore, threw a dinner party for F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce. Fitzgerald had been too awestruck to approach Joyce. Herbert Gorman, Joyce’s first biographer, was also … Continue reading

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Today Is Bloomsday!

On this date in 1904, James Joyce met Nora Barnacle and took her for a walk. This date became the day of Leopold Bloom’s fictional odyssey through Dublin in Ulysses.

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Love DNA of Famous Classic Novels

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James Joyce’s “The Dead” and the Feast of Epiphany

James Joyce’s story “The Dead” takes place on this date, January 6, the Feast of Epiphany. “The Dead” is the last section of Joyce’s work The Dubliners. You can read it here: http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/english/micsun/IrishResources/dead.htm Or you can watch a clip of … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man Appears on This Date

James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is serialized in The Egoist on this date in 1914.

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