Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Nancy Woodbridge Beach was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and the family migrated to Paris in 1901 when Sylvia was fourteen years old. At the age of nineteen in 1906, she returned to America with her parents, but travelled back to Paris in 1918 to study French literature, where she met Adrienne Monnier. On 19 NovemberContinue reading “Shakespeare and Company Bookstore”

James Joyce Garden

At 7 Rue George-Balanchine in the 13th arrondissement, on the Left Bank near the 2006 Josephine Baker Swimming Pool, is the Jardin James Joyce—the James Joyce Garden—in James Joyce Square. Constructed from 1996 to 1999, it was opened to the public in 1998. Joyce never lived in the 13th arrondissement, and the garden has no statue orContinue reading “James Joyce Garden”

Dr. Borsch Eye Clinic

James Joyce had frequent eye problems. In Paris, Dr. Victor Morax operated on Joyce’s right eye in 1921. At the end of May 1922, Joyce was in “great pain” and, for relief, Nora bathed his eyes with ice water. His publisher Sylvia Beach recommended the American oculist Dr. Louis Borsch, who had opened an eyeContinue reading “Dr. Borsch Eye Clinic”

James Joyce

James Joyce. James Augusta Aloysius Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 2 February 1882, the eldest of ten children. He had already begun writing poems before studying English, French, and Italian at the University College Dublin in 1898, but he became more active in theatrical and literary societies during his university years. After graduatingContinue reading “James Joyce”