On this day…25 May

On 25 May 1918 Joyce’s play Exiles was published. Exiles is the only extant play by Joyce, but it is rarely performed and is not considered a particularly good play. Nonetheless, it is important as a stage in the development of Joyce’s writing. Joyce had made two earlier attempts at writing plays. My Brilliant Career […]

On this day…5 April

On 5 April 1927 Joyce attended a PEN Club dinner in London in his honour PEN was the first international organisation of writers, founded in London in 1921 by Catherine Amy Dawson-Scott. The acronym stood for ‘Poets, Essayists, Novelists’ (though this was later expanded to include playwrights and other writers). The organisation started as a […]

On this day…31 March

On 31 March 1916 Joyce agreed to Pound’s proposals to get around printers’ objections to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The publication of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in serial form in the Egoist magazine had been completed in September 1915. But all plans to publish it […]