On this day…13 June

On 13 June 1904 Paddy Dignam died suddenly. Dignam, who had worked for Menton, the solicitor, died suddenly on Monday 13 June 1904 at his home at 9 Newbridge Avenue, Sandymount. According to the report of Dignam’s funeral in the Evening Telegraph of 16 June 1904, “The deceased gentleman was a most popular and genial […]

On this day…12 June

On 12 June 1930 Anna Livia Plurabelle was published in London by Faber & Faber. The ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ chapter of Finnegans Wake (pp. 196-216) is one of the best known and most popular in the book, and was almost certainly Joyce’s favourite. He paid a great deal of attention to the drafting and revising […]

On this day…11 June

On 11 June 1921 George Bernard Shaw refused to subscribe to the publication of Ulysses. To help cover the costs of publication, Sylvia Beach sent out prospectuses inviting various influential people, collectors and the general public to subscribe in advance to the publication of Ulysses. Having received a prospectus, Shaw wrote to Beach on 11 […]

On this day…9 June

On 9 June 1936 Joyce wrote to Harriet Weaver about his family problems. Joyce’s letters to Harriet Weaver often became litanies of personal problems that he was suffering, and this letter is no exception. In it, he instances problems concerning his brother Stanislaus, his son George, and his daughter Lucia. In the middle of April […]