But we are loving the Irish. All our taxi drivers have met Bono. They all know who James Joyce is. A bus driver gave me a disquisition on Brendan Behan. They have very strong opinions about the austerity budget, and though they blame us for starting the financial meltdown, they have forgiven us.
|Joyce's room at the Tower,|
As we left, it began to rain. I dropped Phil at the Joyce conference at University College Dublin, where he sat in on a panel given by two of his doctoral students, who worked with him 24 years apart.