Farewell, Steve Diedrich

Some of you may have heard about the recent death of Steve Diedrich, who taught a course on Ulysses at the Newberry Library since 1987.  Diedrich’s goal was to make people “unafraid” of the novel.  Apparently, he wasn’t even an academic.  As someone without official training in Ulysses, I find that encouraging.  Read the full article by Mary Schmich in the Chicago Tribune.


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  1. Richard Reeder

    Steve’s ten week seminar at the Newberry was the most amazing class that I ever attended. Although I had read “Ulysses” twice before, I struggled with the book on my own. Steve was a cool and calm navigator who allowed his students to enjoy the literary voyage of the book. Steve made me into a Joyce enthusiast.

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