Saturday, June 24, 2006


Thought this article on Joyce's estate and how its supressing scholarship through copyright was very interesting. It has some very funny quotes (some of them below).
by D. T. MAX
Is James Joyce’s grandson suppressing scholarship?
Issue of 2006-06-19
Posted 2006-06-12
June 16th marks the hundred-and-second anniversary of Bloomsday, the date on which the events in James Joyce’s “Ulysses” take place. There will be the customary commemorative celebrations surrounding Leopold Bloom’s famous walk through Dublin: public readings and festivals in cities around the world, including Dublin, New York, Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg, and Melbourne. In Budapest, two hundred or so academics will convene a Joyce symposium—the twentieth to be held on Bloomsday....
Academics, he declared, were like “rats and lice—they should be exterminated!”....
Stephen was funny and playful on the phone, although a subtext of anger was often evident. Acknowledging his pugnacity, he said, “It is better to be pissed off than pissed on.”
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