Irish coin commemorating James Joyce misquotes “Ulysses”
Ireland's central bank has issued a new silver €10 coin to commemorate James Joyce, which features an illustration of the modernist writer and a quote from his celebrated work, "Ulysses." Except that the quote, taken from the book's third chapter, has been misquoted on the coin.
From the Guardian:
The quote comes from a scene when one of the two main characters, Stephen Dedalus, is walking along Sandymount Strand in the writer's native Dublin.
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."
However, on the €10 (£8.50) coin the extra word "that" is inserted into the second sentence.
The bank responded on Thursday, admitting that the misquotation is an "error," but calls it "artistic representation" and not "literal representation":