On this day…2 May

On 2 May 1934 Joyce told Frank Budgen that Matisse would be illustrating an edition of Ulysses. The Limited Editions Club in America had commissioned French artist Henri Matisse to provide illustrations for a deluxe edition of Joyce’s Ulysses to be published in 1935. The etchings Matisse provided illustrated episodes from Homer’s Odyssey. The Limited […]

On this day…26 October

On 26 October 1932 Joyce asserted his opposition to the idea of filming Ulysses. Joyce’s opposition was voiced in a letter from Paul Léon to Ralph Pinker, Joyce’s agent, in which Léon said Joyce’s principle objection was that the book could not be realised in film. However, Léon did not exclude the possibility of Joyce […]