Friday October 23, 2020

Judging James Joyce: Joyce in court by Adrian Hardiman

As Joycean aficionados don their straw boaters, round spectacles and Victorian outfits for Bloomsday this Friday, a new book authored by the eminent judge Adrian Hardiman shortly before his death explains the links between Joyce’s literature and the law

11th June, 2017
James Joyce Pic: Getty

You may have a working knowledge of Ulysses, and have ventured between the sheaves of Finnegans Wake more than once. And yet you have missed a key predilection of Joyce’s work – that of the author’s fascination with Ireland’s legal instruments.

One man who appreciated the quite lucid links between James Joyce and the law was the late Adrian Hardiman, the Irish Supreme Court judge who passed away in...

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