On this day…1 August

On 1 August 1911 Joyce wrote to King George V. The reason for the letter was the changes that Maunsel & Company were demanding in references to Edward VII and Queen Victoria in the story ‘Ivy Day in the Committee Room.’ Part of the passage in question had originally referred to Victoria as Edward’s “bloody […]


Dubliners Joyce’s intention in writing Dubliners, in his own words was to write a chapter of the moral history of his country, and he chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to him the centre of paralysis. He tried to present it to the indifferent public under four of its aspects: childhood, adolescence, maturity and […]