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 […]

On this day…4 December

On 4 December 1935 William Magee sent Joyce his book Irish Literary Portraits. William Magee (who wrote under the pseudonym John Eglinton), whom Joyce had known as a librarian at the National Library of Ireland, had included two essays on Joyce in his latest book, Irish Literary Portraits, published in London by Macmillan in 1935. […]