On this day…1 August

On 1 August 1911 Joyce wrote to King George V. The reason for the letter was the changes that Maunsel & Company were demanding in references to Edward VII and Queen Victoria in the story ‘Ivy Day in the Committee Room.’ Part of the passage in question had originally referred to Victoria as Edward’s “bloody […]

Random House 1934 by Stacey Herbert

This information was produced for the ‘Ulysses in Print’ computer installation at the James Joyce and the National Library of Ireland exhibition at the National Library in 2004. It also forms part of an account of the various editions of Ulysses by Stacey Herbert for the Genetic Joyce Studies Journal of the Antwerp Joyce Centre which […]

75 Years Since First Authorised American Ulysses!

75 Years Since First Authorised American Ulysses ! To read about Dr. Stacey Herbert’s book on this topic, please click on the following link: Random House 1934 by Stacey Herbert The first authorised American edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses was published by Random House on Thursday 25 January 1934. The run-up to this publication is an extraordinary story, and […]

Margaret Alice (‘Poppie’ – later Sister Mary Gertrude) Joyce

Margaret Alice (‘Poppie’ – later Sister Mary Gertrude) Joyce (18 January 1884, Dublin – 1 March 1964, New Zealand) The eldest of Joyce’s sisters, Margaret Alice Joyce (known to the family as ‘Poppie’) was born on 18 January 1884 and baptised at the chapel of ease, St Joseph’s Church, Roundtown (now Terenure), on 27 January. […]