James Joyce

Campaign to save Trieste's iconic Caffe San Marco

In its heyday, the Caffe San Marco was one of the fixed points on the vibrant intellectual map of Trieste, frequented by writers James Joyce and Italo Svevo and poet Umberto Saba. Decades later, in a world increasingly dominated by quick caffeine fixes and multi-ingredient beverages, the historic Viennese-style coffee house has remained a beloved part of the port city in Italy's northeast.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 5:12am

Ireland's central bank misquotes James Joyce on commemorative coin

Ireland's central bank misquotes James Joyce on commemorative coin

A silver €10 coin issued by Ireland's central bank to commemorate James Joyce's Ulysses misquotes a line from the modernist masterpiece. The coin features a portrait of the author and a short quotation taken from the book's third chapter, into which an extra word has mistakenly been added.

13 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

Rewind book: Ulysses by James Joyce

Rewind book: Ulysses by James Joyce

Beware the eminent cultural critic, for they are often wrong.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:29pm


Ulysses by James Joyce (read by Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan) Naxos Audiobooks (audiobook)

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The east is green

It is 10,000km from Dublin to Shanghai but, for two hours last Sunday, they were one and the same. To celebrate 'Bloomsday', 60 people crowded into M on the Bund to listen to readings, in English and Chinese, of James Joyce's Ulysses. The novel traces the odyssey of Leopold Bloom for 24 hours in Dublin on June 16, 1904.

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Defence of Joyce lip service to literary 'great'

In response to Henry Steiner's comments regarding my 'unfavourable' review of James Joyce's Ulysses (letter, South China Morning Post, September 29), it is encouraging to note that in this age of technology-driven entertainment people still take the trouble not only to read books, but also to scramble to their defence when a particular favourite attracts a negative appraisal.

20 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Ulysses one of literature's greatest joys

I feel compelled to respond to Stephen McCarty's unfavorable review of Ulysses in The Review ('Turgid work that baffles readers', South China Morning Post, September 19).

29 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Turgid work that baffles readers

It's a great book, Ulysses. It must be: everybody says so. This and that scholar, this and that expert; all agree it's a stupendous tour de force, a literary lighthouse, a gargantuan, unparalleled achievement.

The latest accolade came from Random House's board of the great and good, which chose it as the Book of the Century.

19 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

There can be no doubt about May B's talent

ARTISTIC perfectionists take note. There's a show in town which must be one of the most accomplished contemporary works to hit Hong Kong.

And there's more. For May B, a superbly crafted piece of dance theatre from acclaimed French choreographer Maguy Marin, pares life down to its most pathetic hopeless bones until you can hardly take it in. It's a disturbing experience.

17 Feb 1995 - 12:00am