Dipanjan Maitra is PhD Candidate in English at State University of New York at Buffalo. His dissertation, currently entitled “Built With Glue and Clippings: Modernist Collaboration and the Press-Cutting Bureau” explores the connection between press-cutting agencies and modernism. His articles have appeared in James Joyce Quarterly, Genetic Joyce Studies, Joyce Studies in Italy, and other peer-reviewed journals. You can find him on Facebook here.
“Scissors and Paste”: Joyce’s Weak Ties with the Press-Cutting Bureau
Strong and Weak Ties: The Joyce Circle and the Press-Cutting Bureau
In a letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver dated December 18, 1937, James Joyce’s secretary Paul Léon described how Finnegans Wake (1939) in its final phase required multiple accomplices to reach completion: