On this day…13 October

On 13 October 1922 Joyce was in Marseille en route to Nice where he began Finnegans Wake.   Around this time, Joyce was suffering recurrent problems with his eyes but nonetheless was trying to identify misprints in the first edition of Ulysses. Partly to help his eyesight, he travelled to Nice where he remained until […]

On this day…12 October

On 12 October 1922 the Egoist Press published its edition of Ulysses.   Harriet Weaver’s Egoist Press edition of Ulysses, published in association with John Rodker in October 1922, was effectively the second printing of the first edition of Ulysses, published by Sylvia Beach under the imprint of Shakespeare & Company in February 1922. Intended […]

On this day…11 October

On 11 October 1904 Joyce and Nora Barnacle arrived in Zurich.   Joyce and Nora Barnacle had eloped from Dublin together on 8 October and travelled to Zurich where Joyce expected to fill a vacancy at the Berlitz School. On 9 October they arrived in London and Joyce left Nora waiting in a park while […]

On this day…10 October

On 10 October 1925 Joyce was working on the ‘last watch of Shaun.’   In a letter dated 10 October 1925 Joyce announced to Harriet Weaver that he had started writing the ‘last watch of Shaun,’ now book III, chapter 4 of Finnegans Wake.   Joyce completed book I of the Wake with ‘Shem the […]

On this day…9 October

On 9 October 1906 Joyce updated his brother about Chamber Music amongst other things.   In a lengthy letter to Stanislaus from Rome, Joyce wrote that he had heard from Arthur Symons to whom he had sent his collection of poems Chamber Music. Symons started his letter by offering Joyce advice on his growing difficulties […]