On this day…2 May

On 2 May 1934 Joyce told Frank Budgen that Matisse would be illustrating an edition of Ulysses. The Limited Editions Club in America had commissioned French artist Henri Matisse to provide illustrations for a deluxe edition of Joyce’s Ulysses to be published in 1935. The etchings Matisse provided illustrated episodes from Homer’s Odyssey. The Limited […]

On this day…1 May

On 1 May 1931 the French translation of Anna Livia Plurabelle was published. In 1930, Philippe Soupault suggested to Alfred Péron and Samuel Beckett that they translate Joyce’s Anna Livia Plurabelle into French for the avant garde magazine Bifur, edited by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. Alfred Péron had studied English at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and in […]