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30 JJ telegram to Stuart Gilbert congratulating him on his book James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. ) Guardian announcement of the TCD lectureship in Modern Languages which SB successfully applies for. Salary of £200 in first year. ) with deleted question mark on page 2 (unnumbered; University Library, Cambridge); there are no known copies of the poem with a dedication date earlier than July. Whoroscope sold for 5s signed and 1s unsigned. 2 The Joyces leave for London and in due course for Llandudno. It seems the break between JJ and SB over the latter’s treatment of Lucia Joyce must have occurred before this, perhaps not long after JJ’s return to Paris on June 17.

9 Farewell supper for Georges Pelorson, with AJL present; Pelorson reveals the fact that he has got married; SB has one year of his TCD contract left, but wants to return to Paris. Tells TMacG that Pelorson has left Dublin. Like Enueg II, the poem Yoke of Liberty has also been rejected by O’Sullivan. Visits Becky Cooper’s brothel in Railway Street. Has translated René Crevel’s ‘The Negress in the Brothel’ for Nancy Cunard’s Negro, and sent Yoke of Liberty to Everyman. Intending to deal with a translation of Tristan Tzara next, possibly the unsigned ‘The Anti-head’ for the This Quarter Surrealist number of 9/32.

At a party given by Walter Lowenfels. Late 1929 goes with JJ to hear John Sullivan sing Tannhauser at the Paris Opéra, followed by dinner at the Café de la Paix. Brother Frank returns from more than a year in India to join the family business. December JJ invites SB to work on the translation of Anna Livia Plurabelle into French. Futurist exhibition at Galerie 23 Montparnasse. Goes to see Racine’s Bérénice at the Odéon: SB harked back to this production in the fourth of the German diaries (entry for 21/1/37).

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