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Shut Your Eyes and See

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The UB Libraries celebrates James Joyce, Irish novelist, short story writer and poet. Born on February 2, 1882, Joyce is one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century. Among his well-known works are Ulysses, Finnegan’s Wake, Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

The James Joyce Collection, one of the world’s greatest literary treasures, resides in the Poetry Collection at UB. Comprising more than 10,000 pages of the author’s working papers, notebooks, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, portraits, publishing records, memorabilia and ephemera, as well as Joyce’s private library and the complete body of significant Joyce criticism, the collection distinguishes UB as the leading resource for Joyce scholarship.