Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dear Miss Weaver: Part III


The paper is yellowing and tattered at the edges, and Wendy Weaver turns the pages of the old magazine very gingerly until she comes to the headline she is looking for: “Ulysses by James Joyce.”

 ― Kate Taylor, Arts Feature Writer
The Globe and Mail 
January 23, 2013
The Dec. 1919 Edition of the Egoist with Ulysses

To those of you who haven't read today's Globe and Mail, here's a link to an article showcasing Wendy Weaver -- the great niece of James Joyce's patron and publisher: Harriet Shaw Weaver.   

The article tells a very human story about a woman who uncovers a magazine called the Egoist containing excerpts from James Joyce's Ulysses;  the periodical, published by her great aunt, appeared in print two years prior to the publication of the great novel.  

Wendy has decided to donate the magazine to a Canadian university or museum.  Next week Wendy will be meeting with distinguished Joyce scholar Mike Groden and me to discuss her great aunt, James Joyce, and where best to donate the storied magazine.   Stay tuned. 
Wendy Weaver and the 1919 edition of the Egoist Magazine

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