On this day…11 September

On 11 September 1912 Falconer destroyed Dubliners and Joyce left Dublin for the last time. Still determined to get his hands on the printed sheets of Dubliners and to publish the book himself, Joyce met with George Roberts from Maunsel and Company, and Dixon, his solicitor, on Tuesday 10 September. Joyce could not pursue the […]

On this day…10 September

On 10 September 1904 ‘Eveline’ was published in the Irish Homestead. ‘Eveline’ was the second story written by Joyce in the summer of 1904, and was published for the first time in the Irish Homestead on 10 September 1904. The story was revised before publication as part of Dubliners in 1914. Earlier in 1904 George […]

On this day…9 September

On 9 September 1904 Joyce arrived at the Martello Tower. Joyce’s short-lived stay at the Martello Tower in Sandycove began on Friday 9 September 1904 and ended just six days later. Despite the brevity of his stay there, his connection with this unusual residence has made it the most iconic of all the locations associated […]

On this day…8 September

On 8 September 1907 Joyce told his brother he was going to rewrite Stephen Hero. Joyce had started work on Stephen Hero by early 1904 and he continued work on it in Trieste. But by the summer of 1905 he had put it aside, and it wasn’t until September 1907 that he returned to work […]

On this day…7 September

On 7 September 1913 Joyce wrote the poem ‘Watching the Needleboats at San Sabba.’ Joyce wrote the poem after watching his brother Stanislaus compete in a boat race at San Sabba. He sent the poem to Stanislaus two days later, and it was published in the Saturday Review in London on 20 September 1913. As […]