Leopold Bloom is more a Triestine figure than a Dublin one and Ulysses may be about Ireland, but only turbulent and cosmopolitan Trieste could have given Joyce the impetus to start setting it down. Anthony Burgess, The New York Times
This program stems from a collaboration between Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Joyce Museum and the Svevo Museum in Trieste, engaged in exploring the Jewish heritage of Trieste and Joyce’s fascination with Jewish cultural and traditional tropes and values.
Book Talk: “Svevo at the Crossroads of Trieste” by Victor Brombert (Princeton University)
Robert Zuckerman, Jane House, and Beth Archer Brombert will read excerpts from James Joyce, Italo Svevo, and Livia Veneziani.