Friday, December 16, 2011

Joyce Not Myopic but Presbyopic

"For years even the most eminent biographers of writer James Joyce have believed he was severely shortsighted [myopic]," reports the Irish Independent. "But new evidence proves they were wrong. The author of 'Ulysses' and 'Dubliners' did indeed have poor eyesight -- but he suffered from farsightedness [presbyopic], not shortsightedness. The new diagnosis is revealed in the Christmas edition of the 'British Medical Journal' after closer inspection of his prescription glasses." Read more.

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