On December 1, 1997, I sent an e-mail to many booksellers in New England and the eastern United States, alerting them that a copy of the first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses had been stolen from my bookstore. That was 19 years ago, and the book is still missing. Here are the details: Joyce, James: Ulysses. Paris, Shakespeare & Co, 1922, first edition, #543/1000 copies of the issue not signed by ... [more]
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UPDATE: RECOVERED, 6/29/15 Reported missing from a private library in Walnut Creek, California -- James Joyce's serialized Ulysses in the LITTLE REVIEW, housed in what sounds like a custom grayish-blue box lettered in gilt on the upper cover "Ulysses by James Joyce." The owner received these as a college graduation present from her father 55 years ago. She cannot speak to completeness/number of is... [more]
Stephen Colbert's manuscript for his recently published children's book I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) will be on display at the Rosenbach Museum and Library and will reside next to James Joyce's manuscript for Ulysses. (No, I'm not kidding.) Colbert conceived of the book during an interview with Maurice Sendak earlier this year. Coincidentally, the Rosenbach is the major repository for Sendak's w... [more]
Today is Bloomsday, the day of celebration for James Joyce's tome, Ulysses. (The novel follows protagonist Leopold Bloom through Dublin over the course of one day, June 16, 1904.) Below I have included some links to Bloomsday articles, posts and activities to commemorate Joyce's iconic work. Most of them are brief and include additional links, so they are definitely worth a glance. At the very lea... [more]
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