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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Free Joyce

January 13th 2012 is the 70th anniversary of James Joyce's death. That means his writing is no longer protected by European copyright law so expect an explosion of new productions and adaptions .
Joyce was a notoriously slow writer.  There's many variations of this legendary anecdote, here's one...
     "Productive day today Mr Joyce?"
     " . . . Yes, I completed three sentences."

And I've just come across this one.
     "So, what did you do during the war, Mr Joyce?"
     " . . . I wrote Ulysses. What did you do?"

1 comment:

MorningAJ said...

I've tried reading Ulysses but somehow just can't get into it. I think the actual size of it puts me off.