7 - 8 April 2004
JOYCE, James. Ulysses--Ezra POUND. Typed letter signed to 'Dear Desmond', 70 bis, rue Notre Dame des Champs, Paris, 19 January 1922, one page, 4to (filing punch to upper left corner, a few tears at margins).
POUND'S SUPPORT FOR JOYCE, WRITTEN JUST PRIOR TO THE PUBLICATION OF ULYSSES ON 2 FEBRUARY 1922. Pound sends 'not a complaint, but a suggestion' on a 'current Congress' in Paris: 'Dont you think it an error to send nonentities like Lavery, and local celebrities (like the estimable Jack Yeats, Orpen etc.) and to omit a name far better known in Paris, namely our friend Mr Joyce, who has an European reputation, whose Ulysses is the event of the season, and whose worrrrrks are thranslated, some of em at least into French, German, Italian, Sweedish and Spanish; and who is the one Irish candidate for the Nobel prize that wd. have any chance of winning?'. Ulysses, the 'event of the season', was now only a fortnight away from publication.
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