The Patriarch

Fritz Senn and the rise of Joyce studies

The Patriarch 1

Bild Karin Hofer, NZZ

On New Year’s Day, Fritz Senn turned 86 and began another busy year of conferences, papers, and James Joyce reading groups, an endeavor from which the director of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation never tires. A quiet man with white hair tucked behind his ears, bright blue eyes, and a serious face, Senn has been scrutinizing the same lines for more than 60 years. One of only two people (the other a Belgian priest) to have participated in all 23 International