On this day…29 November

By 29 November 1907 Joyce had finished revising first chapter of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Joyce had been working on an autobiographical novel well before leaving Dublin, but in autumn 1907 he began to rework what he had already written into what was to become A Portrait of the Artist […]

On this day…23 November

On 23 November 1928 HG Wells wrote to Joyce about their differences. Joyce and Wells met in Paris at the beginning of November and Wells followed up with a letter to Joyce in which he pointed out what he saw as the differences between them. Though he felt that Joyce’s work was that of a […]

On this day…7 November

On 7 November 1904 Joyce made some notebook entries about aesthetics. Joyce, who was living in Pola at the time, wrote notes about aesthetics in a notebook on 7, 15 and 16 November 1904. These notes were speculations about Thomas Aquinas’ ideas of the true, the good and the beautiful, and Joyce later incorporated them […]