During the month of August the James Joyce Centre hosted an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the North Great George’s Street Preservation Society. The exhibition celebrated the work the society has done with the preservation of Georgian buildings on North Great George’s Street including the James Joyce Centre itself, which dates back to 1784.
On 31 August 1933 Frank Budgen presented Harriet Weaver with a painting of the Liffey commissioned by Joyce. Joyce commissioned his friend Frank Budgen to paint a view of the River Liffey as a gift for his patron, Harriet Weaver, on her fifty-seventh birthday. The painting showed a view of river with the bridge at […]
On 30 August 1900 Joyce sent his play, A Brilliant Career, to William Archer. Written around the time Joyce was in Mullingar during the summer of 1900, Joyce dedicated his first play to his own soul. Archer did not dismiss the play entirely and his comments on it were very encouraging. Even so, Joyce himself […]
On 29 August 1904 Joyce wrote to Nora about his character and attitudes. Joyce and Nora had been seeing each other frequently in the weeks since they first met and, by the end of August, Joyce wanted to reveal his real character. It was an anxious moment for Joyce, caught between the impulse to tell […]
On 28 August 1937 Joyce wrote to Frank Budgen about the John Joyce pleasure steamer. Joyce had received a ‘throwaway’ from Dublin advertising coastal cruises aboard a ship called the John Joyce. Joyce made a copy of the leaflet and sent it to Budgen, hoping that Budgen, a former sailor, might be able to find […]