Dublin's Library and Joyce's "Ulysses"

Colum, Padraic
May 1955
New Republic;5/16/55, Vol. 132 Issue 20, p33
The article presents information about the Reading Room of the National Library in Dublin, Ireland where author Stephen Daedalus of "Ulysses" discussed the relation of father and son with three librarians and a poet. Fifty years ago, the National Library was a center in its epoch, but that epoch has passed, with its passing the National Library has entered history, and its history includes literary figures like James Joyce and W. Yeats and George Moore amongst others. In the Reading Room of the National Library they had a handsome place to read in, to view each other, to convene in the portico below, to make the encounters that permitted couples to walk together to their quarters.


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