On this day…4 October

On 4 October 1904 Joyce offered ‘After the Race’ to the Irish Homestead. ‘After the Race’ was the third story Joyce offered to the Irish Homestead, and was the final story of his published by the Homestead. Joyce later revised the story, but claimed that it was one of the worst stories in Dubliners. ‘After […]

On this day…3 October

On 3 October 1936 the first British edition of Ulysses was published. Following on from the successful appeal against the ban on Ulysses in America and the success of the Random House edition there, John Lane’s Bodley Head published Ulysses in an edition limited to 1000 copies, its first publication in its complete form in […]

On this day…2 October

On 2 October 1902 Joyce was entered on the Register of the Medical School. Having completed his studies at University College on St Stephen’s Green in 1902, Joyce decided to continue his studies at the University’s Medical School on Cecilia Street. Given his lack of interest in science subjects, his medical career was short-lived, but […]