Lipton’s Journal/January 31, 1955/368
Nat Halper. His work on the Joyce book proceeds so slowly because he is terrified he will go off on his own—into his own work. The Finnegan’s Wake analysis is his defense against his own impulse which is to be an original creator and not a follower.
- A long-time art dealer in Provincetown, Nathan “Nat” Halper (1907-1983), ran the HCE Gallery (named after H. C. Earwicker in Finnegans Wake) for many years. He published widely on Joyce, including Studies in Joyce (1973).