James Joyce (1882-1941) wrote Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922), and Finnegans Wake (1939). With these literary works, he is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Fame, however, did not come easy. He faced numerous rejections from publishers, suppression by censors, attacks by critics, and misunderstanding by readers. Not to be put off, this very Irish of writers issued a challenge about his work: 'I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.' On display is a limited edition reprinting of the 'Ithaca' chapter, his so-called 'ugly duckling' of his classic Ulysses.