On this day…23 March

On 23 March 1915 Joyce wrote to thank HL Mencken for publishing two stories. Joyce had just heard that the American magazine, the Smart Set, edited by HL Mencken, had agreed to publish two of the stories from Dubliners. The stories – ‘The Boarding House’ and ‘A Little Cloud’ – appeared in the May 1915 […]

On this day…20 February

On 20 February 1956 James Cousins died in India. James Henry Cousins (1873-1956) was born in Belfast and moved to Dublin in 1897 where he became involved in the literary circle that included WB Yeats, George Russell, and James Joyce. Cousins wrote poetry and plays, and even acted (under the name H Sproule) in the […]

On this day…19 February

On 19 February 1933 Amalia Risolo requested permission to translate stories from Dubliners. Even before February 1933, Amalia Risolo (nee Popper) had been publishing translations of stories from Dubliners. Her translation of ‘A Little Cloud’ (under the title ‘Una Nuvoletta’) appeared on 10 October 1929 in Il Piccolo della Sera, the newspaper formerly edited by […]