William S. Brockman

William S. Brockman is Librarian Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Brockman is Bibliographer of the James Joyce Quarterly, edits the James Joyce Checklist, and has published articles and given numerous presentations on Joyce. He is on the editorial team of James Joyce’s Correspondence, an ongoing open access edition.


James Joyce, “according to the pictures postcard”

James Joyce was an avid postcard writer at a time when the western world’s fascination with postcards was at its peak. We know of nearly a thousand postcards that he sent, dating from a Christmas card to Frances Sheehy Skeffington in 1898 to a card to his brother Stanislaus in early January 1941 announcing his arrival in Zurich only a week before his death.