Posted on 01/30/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Those of you thinking about a warm getaway this time of year may want to consider San Marino, California.

That's where the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is located, and that institution has an intriguing new literary display available for a few months.

"Mapping Fiction," which runs until May 2, is fairly self-explanatory — it explores the sometimes tense, sometimes welcome interplay between maps and literature — and was inspired by the centenary of James Joyce's Ulysses.

As the Guardian explains, when Random House finally published the novel in the US, it wanted to add explanatory materials to it.

Joyce was outraged, but a compromise — the issuance of a poster that included a map of Dublin — was struck.

You can read the Guardian's coverage of "Mapping Fiction" and also browse the Huntington's brochure about the "Mapping Fiction" exhibit.

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