On this day…19 September

On 19 September 1929 Arnold Bennett’s review of Anna Livia Plurabelle was published. The short critical review by Arnold Bennett appeared in the London Evening Standard. Bennett considered Joyce a rebel but also acknowledged that he had done ‘great stuff,’ as he put it. Unfortunately, Bennett didn’t think much of Anna Livia Plurabelle. The edition […]

On this day…12 June

On 12 June 1930 Anna Livia Plurabelle was published in London by Faber & Faber. The ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ chapter of Finnegans Wake (pp. 196-216) is one of the best known and most popular in the book, and was almost certainly Joyce’s favourite. He paid a great deal of attention to the drafting and revising […]