A Nose for New

A Nose for New

Hanns Zischler, Sara Danius

October 1904: In Pola, a "godforsaken" place on the Istrian coast, twenty-two-year-old James Joyce takes up his job as an English teacher. His arrival makes headlines in the local paper.
Soon Joyce becomes witness to a sequence of spectacular events: the pathetically staged memorial for the murdered Empress "Sisi", the screenings of a travelling cinema, an avalanche of pictorial news from the Russian-Japanese War.
These omnipresent but rarely noticed "miscellaneous items" appeared in newspapers and cinema programs, and, in processed form, also in some of Joyce's early writings. As Hanns Zischler and Sara Danius show, this "confusion of the world" (Alfred Döblin) was ideal material for the development of a prose style that would later culminate in Ulysses.
Richly illustrated with newspaper clippings, movie stills, advertisements, postcards and maps, the book's design, too, seems modelled in the spirit of Joyce's (anti-)hero, the Dublin advertising canvasser Leopold Bloom.

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A Nose for New

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