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    Paris, 1920, Sylvia Beach and James Joyce • photo uncredited

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    James Joyce & Sylvia Beach at the original Shakespeare & Co. in 1920s Paris.

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    ~Sylvia Beach and James Joyce at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris (1920s)~

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    Paris, 1920. James Joyce and Sylvia Beach outside the door of Shakespeare and Company on the Rue de l'Odéon. (From the Poetry/Rare Books Collection, University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo

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Love this image of James Joyce, South of France, 1922. He was losing his sight at this time. You can feel the emotional pain in this dramatic image.

Yeah, he also wrote a few books, but James Joyce simply looks too cool for school here.

First (English) edition of James Joyces's first novel (Portrait of the Artist was first published in the USA in 1916)

James Joyce. Not to negate his body of writing, which, though I don't like or completely understand, is certainly lauded. But whenever I think of him, I only think of the dirty letters he and his wife wrote each other. Poop sex letters. Yeah. Wow.

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY Bookstore. James Joyce and Sylvia Beach in the doorway. 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 5th arrondissement, Paris

París, 1920. James Joyce y Sylvia Beach.

Sylvia Beach & James Joyce. Love the Sylvia Beach Hotel on Newport Beach in Oregon. Great place for book lovers.