On this day…8 September

On 8 September 1907 Joyce told his brother he was going to rewrite Stephen Hero. Joyce had started work on Stephen Hero by early 1904 and he continued work on it in Trieste. But by the summer of 1905 he had put it aside, and it wasn’t until September 1907 that he returned to work […]

On this day…5 September

On 5 September 1912 Joyce made plans to publish Dubliners himself. In the on-going saga with Maunsel and Company over the publication of Dubliners, Joyce decided to set up his own publishing company and bring out the book himself using the sheets that had already been printed. At the time, the law was such that […]

On this day…4 September

On 4 September 1909 Joyce told Grant Richards that Maunsel & Company had accepted Dubliners. After Grant Richards rejected Dubliners in 1906 it was also rejected by several other publishers until Maunsel and Company in Dublin agreed to publish it. In the end, Maunsel and Company rejected it as well and the book was finally […]

On this day…9 July

On 9 July 1912 Nora Barnacle went to Maunsel & Company’s offices. Having arrived in Dublin the day before, Nora visited the offices of Maunsel & Company on Tuesday 9 July 1912 accompanied by John and Charles Joyce. Joyce had asked her to see if she could find out what was holding up publication of […]