John Lennon: James Joyce’s Illegitimate Son?

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Desktop5On the 23rd of March 1964, In His Own Writeby John Lennon was first published. The book was the first solo Beatle project in any form that turned out to be an instant success. Printed initially by Jonathan Cape of Great Britain, it sold only in England 50,000 copies on the first day. In America, printed by Simon & Schuster, the book sold 90,000 copies. The original cover photo of John Lennon was taken by Robert Freeman. In 1968, In His Own Write was adapted into a one-act play, co-authored and directed by Victor Spinetti, and staged at the Old Vic Theatre on Waterloo Road in London. Its premiere on the 18th of June 1968 drew public attention mostly for the fact that Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared for the first time publicly as a couple. “Photographers shouted out, “Where is your wife?” as the two entered…

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