Joyces embodied ‘open-minded, tolerant, curious cosmopolitanism’

Joyces embodied ‘open-minded, tolerant, curious cosmopolitanism’

The Irish Cultural Centre in Paris’s season of centenaries opened on Wednesday night on the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

“When the first copies of Ulysses arrived on the train from Dijon 100 years ago, Sylvia Beach took receipt of something so courageous and daring that it literally lit a fuse – one that still burns,” Ambassador Niall Burgess told a gathering of more than 400 people in the courtyard of the Irish College.

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