Photograph of James Joyce chatting with Shakespeare and Company bookshop owner Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier


Sylvia Beach, an American expatriate and owner of the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris, became a friend, patron and publisher to James Joyce in the early 1920s. Shakespeare and Company published Joyce’s second novel, Ulysses, in 1922. Beach is pictured here at the bookshop with Joyce and her partner, Adrienne Monnier.

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Author James Joyce (L) chatting with Shakespeare & Co. bookstore owner Sylvia Beach (C) & Adrienne Monnier (R)
1938, Shakespeare and Company, 12 rue de l'Odéon, Paris
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