A James Joyce Yearbook. Inscribed Copy (1949)

Author: Maria Jolas

Book ID: 67709

Price: 850.00

A James Joyce Yearbook. Paris: Transition Press, 1949. First Edition. Pp, 195. Pictorial card covers, lightly browned & worn along lower spine. Contents pages in good condition.

Limited Edition of 1000 Copies.

Presentation copy Inscribed by Maria Jolis to Irish film maker Colm O’Laoghaire (Dublin, June 16th, 1962). Maria Jolas (1893-1987) was an American writer, translator, and editor who was one of the founding members of the literary magazine “transition” in Paris with her husband Eugene Jolas 

Maria Jolas was present at the grand opening on June 16th 1962 of the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove, where Joyce had spent time with Oliver St. John Gogarty in 1904. Guest of honour was her friend Sylvia Beach, the American who published Ulysses in 1922 under the imprint of her Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company. Colm O’Laoghaire filmed the occasion on behalf of Gael Linn’s cinema newsreel records. Of their trip to Dublin Jolas writes:  “I believe I am right when I say that the Joyce Tower opening and the gay time she had with you all in Dublin was the crowning event of those last years.”

Contributors include: Stuart Gilbert, Herman Brock, Philippe Soupault, et al, also includes an original piece by James Joyce under the pseudonym, Wladimir Weidle. Several illustrated plates in text.

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