On October 20, 1904, James Joyce moved to Trieste. 100 years on the city dedicated a museum space within which to remember him and to rediscover his ironic genius. The museum offers some testimonies of the Irish writer's stay in the Adriatic city, lasting almost 12 years, and of the relationships he intertwined here, primarily that with Italo Svevo, witnessed by their correspondence.
The small spaces of the museum suddenly widen throughout the city during the "Bloomsday" festival that takes place around June 16, during which Joyce's "Ulysses" masterpiece is entirely set and, therefore, the epic of its hero, Leopold Bloom. During those days Trieste offers concerts along the streets and in the squares, theatrical performances, conferences, exhibitions and city itineraries in an wide-ranging event with great appeal that aims to make Joyce's work more widely known to the public.
To intrigue the visitor there is a 15-minute video, much watched and appreciated, telling the story of Joyce's time in Trieste.
The most interesting thing is the rare and precious copy of the first edition (1914) of Dubliners, which Joyce gave and dedicated to Hector and Livia Schmitz, alias Italo Svevo and his wife.