Paris, 1929. Joyce himself
captioned this photo "Three Irish Beauties." From left
to right: author James Stephen, James Joyce, tenor John Sullivan.
Joyce championed Sullivan against the "Italian ring"
which he thought prevented his rise; and Stephens -- who was
born on the same day as Joyce -- was the author of works such
as The Crock of Gold. Joyce often joked that Stephens
should finish Finnegans Wake. Or, was it really joking
. . . ?
(From the Poetry/Rare Books Collection, University Libraries,
State University of New York at Buffalo.)