Winter 2023 - At the Dublin Museum of Literature

 I had a lovely chat with a museum guide, who was more than happy to relate to me the tale of Joyce’s nitpicky abuse of the publishers struggling to bring his magnum opus into print in 1922. Standing before a rare first edition of Ulysses, caged in glass like a holy relic, I learned why it was a specific shade of blue, and why the title was a specific white font: Joyce insisted it couldn’t be any other way. He was also notorious for sending in new edits at the last minute …


Emily R. Zarevich is an English teacher and writer from Burlington, Ontario. Her work has been published by various magazines and websites, including JSTOR Daily, the Calvert Journal, Russian Life, Oh Reader, and Inspire the Mind.

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