James Joyce

Fall 2012 Exhibit: Faithfully English’d: Classical Literature in Translation

Detail from the engraved title page of George Chapman’s The Whole Works of Homer (1616) Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold… John Keats, “On First Looking Into Chapman’s... more

Rare Book of the Month: Ulysses, by James Joyce (1922)

Text page from the first edition of Ulysses The publishing history of James Joyce’s Ulysses is itself a complicated odyssey. Joyce began writing Ulysses, a modernist novel detailing one day (16 June 1904) in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, in 1914. By 1918 he was sending typescript chapters to Ezra Pound to be published... more