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Poking the Bear:

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 23 July 2024 07:00 PM to 23 July 2024 08:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Honorary Associate Professor Frances Devlin-Glass
Event Organiser: Bloomsday in Melbourne Inc

James Joyce was notoriously resistant to bending to censorship, even when it was demanded by friendly patrons like Ezra Pound, and much more so when he was institutionally punished. Ulysses’ publication in 1922 in Paris, following the high-stakes affray in the US courts which started in 1921, was a miracle. This presentation looks at Joyce’s response to his critics as he revised the novel, and argues that censorship delivered a radically different, and more daring, novel from what we might have had.

Presented by Bloomsday in Melbourne Inc. at the Sarah Sands Hotel.

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