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James Joyce

James Joyce

James Joyce

Sir - I enjoyed David Blake Knox's excellent article on the late Stephen Joyce, grandson of James Joyce.

Some years back, before the copyright on Ulysses expired, I submitted (with Stephen J's permission), a proposal that Dublin City Council should erect an electronic book of Ulysses on O'Connell Street. It was to feature a page of Joyce's masterpiece being turned every day for perusal. It would, we felt, enhance the city centre and serve as an attraction for Dubliners and tourists alike.

The response from DCC could have been penned by those who conspired against the repatriation to Dublin of the great man's remains from Zurich. There's enough clutter on O'Connell Street, they said.