On this day…25 July

On 25 July 1926 Joyce sent the ‘Shaun’ episodes of Work in Progress to the Dial. The Dial was a prestigious American review to which Joyce had offered the ‘Shaun’ episodes of Work in Progress early in July 1926. At first the Dial accepted the pieces, then cabled to say they wanted deletions, and finally […]

On this day…24 July

On 24 July 1928 five copies of ‘Continuation of Work in Progress by James Joyce’ were published in New York. Joyce, who was still pursuing a case against Samuel Roth in America for breach of copyright, wanted to ensure that the same thing would not happen with Work in Progress (Finnegans Wake), and organised for […]

On this day…23 July

On 23 July 1904 ‘The Sisters’ was accepted for publication by Irish Homestead. Harry Norman (1868-1947), editor of the Irish Homestead, wrote to Joyce on 23 July 1904 to say that Joyce’s story ‘The Sisters’ would be published in the Homestead, and enclosing a sovereign (£1) as payment. Norman’s letter seems to have come in […]