Item #107 JOYCE, JAMES. Typed Letter SIGNED to Gilbert Seldes. JAMES JOYCE.

(1882-1941). Irish writer, widely considered one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. He is best known for his landmark novel, "Ulysses" (1922).

JOYCE, JAMES. Typed Letter SIGNED to Gilbert Seldes.

JAMES JOYCE, Typed Letter Signed. Writing about two weeks before an eye operation in April 1925, Joyce thanks arts critic and editor Gilbert Seldes (1893-1970) for the copy of Seldes new book, "The Seven Lively Arts" (1924). "On my return here a few months ago from London I found a copy of your book, 'The Seven Lively Arts' with a very kind dedication to me. Unfortunately I have been laid up with my eyes three times since then as perhaps you may have heard. I ought to have written to you before to thank you ... I have still to submit to two slight operations and after that they promise me a definite return of my sight." Signed, "James Joyce." Seldes review of Joyce's "Ulysses" in "The Nation" brought the book to the positive attention of the American reading audience. Joyce suffered from various eye problems and had a series of operations over a twenty year period, none of which returned his vision. Our 4to letter is written from Paris, France, on April 6, 1925.

Item #107

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