For the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, we partner with the Consulate General of Ireland to present a small display of the life of Irish author James Joyce. This exhibit talks about his life in Ireland, his education, his travels through Europe and eventual residence in Paris.
It also discusses the writing of his books Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and of course Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.
This exhibit is part of the Bloomsbay citywide celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ulysses.
Related programs and exhibits at San Francisco Public Library:
- Transcultural Joyce: The Reception of James Joyce in World Literature
June 1 – July 31
Main Library, International Center, 3rd Floor
A display of books in 19 languages by authors inspired by James Joyce. It discusses Joyce’s influence over 100 years on European, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Asian writers.
- Ulysses at 100
June 1 – July 31
Main Library, General Collections & Humanities Center, 3rd Floor
A display of books by and about James Joyce.
- World Literature Book Club Discusses James Joyce’s Ulysses
June 2, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, Lower Level
In this event readers discuss what has been called the most influential novel of the 20th century, Ulysses.
- Film: Shalom Ireland
June 5, 2:00 p.m.
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level
Learn about Ireland’s small but mighty Jewish community at a screening of the documentary Shalom Ireland. Following the screening is a discussion about Irish Jewish identity and how it is represented in James Joyce’s Ulysses. With filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley and Dr. Joshua Gang, professor of English at UC Berkeley.