1. Bloomsday is cancelled in Dublin! The death of former prime minister Charles Haughney required a state funeral on the big day.
2. Larry Lessig at Stanford files a lawsuit this week against Stephen Joyce, James Joyce’s grandson, who’s making life miserable for Joyce scholars. See the New Yorker article for a long review and analysis, or this small bit on one example of his craziness. (Hat tip: Chris Yeh)
And today I enjoy my last half day in Ireland and then board the train for Dublin airport. Fly into Brussels late tonight.
1 comment on “Two Significant Events in the Irish Lit World Happen This Week”
Just came from Europe. Porto Portugal was great. San Sebastian was all right–I’d take Bilbao over San Sebastian 10 times out of 10, though–Bilbao: great looking city, curious architecture, well-embedded transport, and of course, the Guggenheim.