New James Joyce artefacts, letters donated to university

A new collection of books, documents and artefacts belonging to pioneering 20th-century writer James Joyce will, according to experts, shed light on his close relationship with his protege Samuel Beckett, writes Harriet Johnston for MailOnline.

Joyce’s son, Stephen James Joyce, and his wife Solange, have donated letters and telegrams between the two influential Irish writers, along with personal items including pens, rings and a manuscript of his poetry collection, to the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. The donations will be accessible to anyone via appointment with the university’s collections service, alongside its existing Samuel Beckett Collection.

A telegram sent by Beckett to the Ulysses author in Paris on his 49th birthday is among the items in the collection, which reads: “Teems of times and happy returns. Beckett.”
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