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To mark the centenary of the groundbreaking novel’s first edition, the Morgan Library & Museum presents One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” opening June 3 and running through October 2, 2022. Curated by the noted Irish author Colm Tóibín, the exhibition explores the trajectory of Joyce’s life and career from lyric poet to modernist genius and illuminates the author’s creative process through rare publications, portraits, correspondence, manuscripts, plans, and proofs—many of which are reunited for the first time in a century. It considers key figures from Joyce’s biography that inform the creation of Ulysses, such as Joyce’s father, John Stanislaus Joyce, and his wife, Nora Barnacle, as well as those instrumental in realizing its publication: Harriet Shaw Weaver, Margaret Anderson, Ezra Pound, and Sylvia Beach. The exhibition also looks at artists and writers who responded to the novel, as well as the censorship that attended its publication in the US.