On this day…29 September

On 29 September 1920 Joyce wrote to Frank Budgen about the ‘Circe’ episode. Joyce had been working on the ‘Circe’ episode of Ulysses at the same time as he was preparing to leave Trieste for Paris in the summer of 1920. Having relied on Frank Budgen as a sounding-board while he was in Zurich, Joyce […]

On this day…28 July

On 28 July 1924 John Quinn died. New York lawyer John Quinn was an important supporter of Joyce who also acted effectively as Joyce’s representative in America for a time. Though they had been corresponding from August 1916, they didn’t meet for the first time until 14 July 1921 while Quinn was visiting Paris. Though […]

On this day…22 June

On 22 June 1904 Joyce was involved in a fracas at St Stephen’s Green. Only a couple of days after he had collapsed drunk at a rehearsal of the National Theatre Society, Joyce was involved in a fracas at St Stephen’s Green that left him with a few superficial injuries. According to Ellmann, Joyce was […]