On this day…18 March

On 18 March 1926 Joyce wrote to Harriet Weaver about Samuel Roth publishing Work in Progress. At the time, Joyce was revising the first three of what was to be four watches of Shaun with the prospect of having them published in Samuel Roth’s Two Worlds quarterly magazine. However, in his letter to Harriet Weaver […]

On this day…16 March

On 16 March 1932 the Joyce Book was performed for the first time. The Joyce Book contained settings of Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach by various contemporary composers. The first performance took place at the London Contemporary Music Centre on 16 March 1932. Joyce was unable to attend as he had already promised to attend a lunch […]

On this day…14 March

On 14 March 1887 Sylvia Beach was born. Daughter of a Presbyterian minister, Sylvia Beach opened Shakespeare and Company, a bookshop that became synonymous with the publication of Joyce’s Ulysses. Sylvia Beach was born Nancy Woodbridge Beach in Baltimore, Maryland, where her father was a Presbyterian pastor. The family moved to Bridgeton, New Jersey, for […]