James Joyce, Defoe lecture (Trieste, 1912)

 

 

Joyce, ‘Daniele Defoe’ (Italian)

 

Joyce, ‘Daniel Defoe’ (English)

 

 

The above downloadable Word documents contain the full texts — in the original Italian and English translation — of a lecture on Daniel Defoe that James Joyce delivered at the Univerità Populare, Trieste, Italy in 1912.

A bilingual edition of this lecture is virtually unobtainable — in print or on line. (The Defoe lecture, which was accompanied by one Joyce gave on William Blake, was presumed to be lost or unavailable for a long time.)  I managed to obtain separate texts and have transcribed the entire lecture for posting here.

Defoe and his works have long been an interest of mine, and my appreciation as well as interest in him continues to grow.

 

 

Roger W. Smith

   April 2020

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