Ireland’s Central Bank said this morning that a commemorative coin intended to honour James Joyce, which misquotes Ulysses, was “an artistic representation of the author and text and not intended as a literal representation”.
The bank announced the launch of 10,000 copies of the collector coin yesterday. Featuring a portrait of the Ulysses author and lines from chapter three of the novel “depicted as a continuous stream of consciousness”, it reflects, said governor Patrick Honohan, “Joyce’s standing as one of the leading figures in the modernist movement”.
Unfortunately, the text quoted on the coin differs by one crucial “that” from the text written by Joyce.
What do you do if you misquote Joyce on national currency? You call it “an artistic interpretation,” of course.
The paralyzing human fear of being wrong, played out on a major institutional level.
The Cats of Copenhagen – a newly discovered James Joyce children’s story, beautifully illustrated by Casey Sorrow.
The Cats of Copenhagen – a newly discovered, never-before-published James Joyce children’s story.
Henri Matisse’s rare 1935 illustrations for James Joyce’s Ulysses
Happy Bloomsday! Celebrate James Joyce with his little-known 1936 children’s book, The Cat and the Devil.
Hand-lettered design for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Ernst Reichl, 1934, said to be influenced by the paintings of Piet Mondrian. An example of DUST JACKETS, Idea # 37 of 100 ideas that changed graphic design.