On this day…15 October

On 15 October 1905 Joyce wrote to Grant Richards offering him Dubliners.   By the time Joyce offered Dubliners to Grant Richards, he still hadn’t written the last of the twelve stories he’d planned. In what turned out to be something of an epic publishing saga, Richards first agreed to publish Dubliners in February 1906, […]

On this day…9 October

On 9 October 1906 Joyce updated his brother about Chamber Music amongst other things.   In a lengthy letter to Stanislaus from Rome, Joyce wrote that he had heard from Arthur Symons to whom he had sent his collection of poems Chamber Music. Symons started his letter by offering Joyce advice on his growing difficulties […]

On this day…18 September

On 18 September 1904 Joyce wrote the poem ‘Bid adieu.’ Though the manuscript of the poem bears the date 18 September 1904, it is likely this is only a fair copy and that the poem was composed earlier. According to Patricia Hutchins, one of Joyce’s cousins claimed to remember him writing this poem on a […]