Ah Here (To Coin A Phrase)

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Further to our stream of coinsciousness post earlier:

A €10 silver coin being offered for sale to the public in honour of James Joyce by the Central Bank tomorrow contains a misquote from the author.

The line used on the coin from Chapter 3 of Ulysses includes superfluous conjunction – a rogue ‘that’ – spotted this afternoon by RTE

Joyce wrote:

“Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read.”

 

The Central Bank coin reads:

“Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things that I am here to read.”

 

Designed by Cobh, Co Cork, artist Mary Gregoriy, the coin will retail at a commemorative €46.

Relax.

It’s Joyce.

No one’s going to read it.

Etc.

Error in Ulysses line on special €10 coin issued by Central Bank (RTE)

Pic: Jason Clarke