Strange Bedfellows: Stephen Colbert & James Joyce

Stephen Colbert’s manuscript for his recently published children’s book I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) will be on display at the Rosenbach Museum and Library and will reside next to James Joyce’s manuscript for Ulysses. (No, I’m not kidding.) Colbert conceived of the book during an interview with Maurice Sendak earlier this year. Coincidentally, the Rosenbach is the major repository for Sendak’s works. As one ABAA member commented, “If you are a James Joyce fan, you will cringe”, and yes, I did cringe a little, but the video is hilarious. Besides, any talk of rare books and manuscripts in popular culture is pretty awesome.

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