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por Carla Hilário Quevedo, em 21.01.08
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"The day of publication was becoming, in Joyce's supersticious mind, talismanic. He wrote Miss Weaver on November 1, 1921, 'A coincidence is that of birthdays in connection with my books. A Portrait of the Artist which first appeared serially in your paper on 2 February [his birthday] finished on 1 September [her birthday]. Ulysses began on 1 March (birthday of a friend of mine, a Cornish Painter [Bugden, who was half Cornish]) and finished on Mr. Pound's birthday [October 30], he tells me. I wonder on whose it will be published.' Chance was too important for Joyce to allow it complete freedom; he resolved to have the book appear on his fortieth birthday, February 2 (...)".

Richard Ellman, James Joyce, Oxford University Press, New York, 1983, p. 523.

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