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100 Years of Multi-lingual Play

January 28, 2022 – February 28, 2022
Location: Hubbard Case

Trieste-Zurich-Paris 1914-1921 is the last line of James Joyce's Ulysses, and the signature of this experimental novel, published first in France in 1922. As we mark the centenary of Ulysses, we celebrate its multi-lingual play.

The small pop-up exhibit in the Perkins Circulation area invites you to discover some of Joyce's works in the collections of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

1)James Joyce. Ulysses. [London]: Published for The Egoist Press, London, by John Rodker, Paris, 1922.

This second printing, in Dijon with Maurice Darantiere, followed the first, orchestrated by American publisher-activist Sylvia Beach at Shakespeare & Company, in Paris, February 1922.

2.)James Joyce, Ulysse. Traduit de l'anglais par M. Auguste Morel, assisté par M Stuart Gilbert, traduction entièrement revue par M. Valéry Larbaud, avec la collaboration de l'auteur. Paris: Adrienne Monnier, 1929.

Translating Ulysses in French was a collaborative venture of Breton, French and British writers with the author. This was the first, followed by dozens of literary translations – Spanish, Irish, Italian, Arabic, Chinese – among others.

The ReJoyce 2022 pop-up exhibit also introduces work of several other polyglot collaborators who helped shape Ulysses and so many ‘words in progress:' Samuel Beckett, Eugene and Maria McDonald Jolas, Padraic and Mary Maguire Colum, Lucie and Paul Léon.

3.)Our Exagmination round his factification for incamination of Work in Progress. Paris: Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare & Co. 1929. 4.)Pastimes of Joyce. New York: Joyce Memorial Fund Committee; distributed by Gotham Book Mart, 1941.

On February 8: an opportunity to learn more about the pop-up exhibit with colleagues from the Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, the Departments of Romance Studies, English and Theater Studies. The event is planned in person for those with Duke card access. Come enjoy something of the sounds of Ulysses' inventiveness in English, français, italiano, + a song and maps too.

EVENT: February 8, 12:00-1:30 PM, Carpenter Conference Room, Rubenstein Library 249

(It's never too late to celebrate a birthday…)

This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. 

"A happy New Year to you and Yours from us both." James Joyce. From the Solterer-Curran Collection