The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar

Kidd, who often kept company with pigeons, at Boston University in 2002.CreditJustine Ellement/The Boston Globe, via Getty Images

Jack Hitt had an amazing piece in the New York Times about John Kidd, “once celebrated as the greatest James Joyce scholar alive.”

Two decades ago, a renowned professor promised to produce a flawless version of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated novels: “Ulysses.” Then he disappeared.

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