On this day…6 June

On 6 June 1946 the German writer Gerhart Hauptmann died. Born in 1862 in Obersalzbrunn (now Szczawno-Zdrój in Poland), then part of German Silesia, Hauptmann studied art at Breslau and science and philosophy at the University of Jena before turning to literature in the 1880s. Best known now for his plays, Hauptmann was also a […]

On this day…5 June

On 5 June 1917 Joyce updates Ezra Pound on Ulysses. Ezra Pound had been doing a great deal over the previous year and a half to bring Joyce’s work to readers’ attention. With both Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man finally in print, Joyce was now free to concentrate on […]