Topic 1: Shakespeare & Company

James Joyce's Ulysses

In 1921, episodes from Joyce's Ulysses published in the US in the Little Review were judged obscene, and Beach undertook to publish the work in Paris under the imprint of Shakespeare and Company, using Monnier's Dijon printer Maurice Darantierre. The first printing of 1000 copies was rapidly bought up, largely by collectors and dealers. Included here are copies of:

Also shown is a photo of Beach with Joyce, from Sylvia Beach 1887-1962 (Paris: Mercure de France, 1963), and Joyce's Pomes Pennyeach (Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927).

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