Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Love Letter Found

In Ellman’s biography of Joyce he writes "Joyce's
letter of 1 December 1909 has not survived".

That letter has been found “discovered tucked
into a book among an almost painfully personal
collection of relics linked to the author”. The
collection is owned by the family of Stanislaus Joyce.

An article in the Guardian about the find,
does not mention when or if the contents of the
letter will be published. It’s an important letter,
written during Joyce’s visit to Dublin in 1909,
a time of jealousy and insecurity for him, and
one that produced some of the most beautiful
and erotic love letters ever written.

The letter will be auctioned at Sotheby's in July.

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