Saint-Gérand-le-Puy. Irish tourists follow in Joyce’s footsteps. Saint-Gérand-le-Puy once again lived in Irish times. Indeed, the James-Joyce Association received a visit from a group of volunteers, unconditionally, who work at the Joyce Museum in the legendary Martello Tower in Sandymont (Dublin), immortalized by the author at the opening of the scene. Ulysses .
Xavier Cadoret, Mayor, Odile Reveret, Assistant in charge of Culture, Marian Byrne, Deputy President and many members of the Association welcomed the enthusiastic group, working in memory of the famous Irish writer who lived in St. Gerard. -le-Puy for about a year before he and his family were deported to Switzerland.
The group from Vichy visited the specially dedicated museum and the three exhibitions currently on offer, namely: “Filet à l’anglaise”, a temporary exhibition centered around Joyce and his escape from France in 1940, from unpublished documents; Exhibition and sale of digital paintings from Italy by Andy Prisny, unique and interesting works, each titled inspiration Ulysses ; and “Following Ulysses”, a permanent exhibition of eighteen photographs by Deirdre Brennan (internationally renowned photographer), which takes place in the park in front of the museum.
All the events organized by the association in memory of the writer and “Ulysses day” and a projection which received the ambassador from Ireland on this occasion were attended with interest by the visitors.
During the Christmas holidays, they learned that school children had drawn birthday cards to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication. Ulysses . These drawings were delivered to the “Shakespeare Company” bookshop, the book’s publishers, during a trip to Paris, in Joyce’s presence.
They also visited the room he stayed in at the Hotel de la Paix and walked through the streets of the village and the places where he used to walk.
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