James Joyce, "New Tipperary" (1918)

Editorial Notes

  • "C. G." refers to the Swiss depth psychologist, who famously wrote a highly controversial review of Ulysses.
  • "Carr" refers to Henry Carr, who, like Joyce, had acted in an English-language Zurich performance of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Carr and Joyce fell out, which led to litigation – and this poem. (Tom Stoppard has incorporated this story in his brilliant play Travesties.)

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New Tipperary

James Joyce, "New Tipperary"