New stamps to mark 100 years of publication of Ulysses by James Joyce

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AN POST Released two new stamps to celebrate the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.

The novel, written by Irish author James Joyce, chronicles a single day in June 1904 in Dublin.

First published as a series of stories in an American newspaper, it was published as a full novel on February 2, 2022 – Joyce’s 40th birthday.

The two new stamps feature images captured by photographer JJ Clarke, a doctor from Castleblayney in County Monaghan, who took pictures of life in Dublin between 1897 and 1904.

An Post CEO David McRedmond said the stamps “reflect the unique blend of modernism and classicism that defines ‘Ulysses.

James Joyce expert Senator David Norris said the stamps “remarkably illustrate” the period depicted in the novel.

“It’s tempting to think that in the world of fiction these stamps might have adorned Bloom’s letter to Martha Clifford,” Norris said.

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The stamps were designed by Amsterdam-based Irish designers, The Stone Twins.

The new stamps and a commemorative envelope are available at select post offices nationwide and in the An Post online store.

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