On this day…1 September

On 1 September 1876 Harriet Shaw Weaver was born. Weaver grew up in a conservative Anglican family, educated by a governess until she was eighteen. Her parents would not allow her to go to university, but she later took courses at the London School of Sociology and Social Economics, and at the London School of […]

On this day…5 June

On 5 June 1917 Joyce updates Ezra Pound on Ulysses. Ezra Pound had been doing a great deal over the previous year and a half to bring Joyce’s work to readers’ attention. With both Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man finally in print, Joyce was now free to concentrate on […]

On this day…31 March

On 31 March 1916 Joyce agreed to Pound’s proposals to get around printers’ objections to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The publication of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in serial form in the Egoist magazine had been completed in September 1915. But all plans to publish it […]

On this day…1 March

On 1 March 1914 Joyce started writing Ulysses. At the end of 1921 Joyce wrote to Harriet Weaver about a coincidence of birthdays connected with Ulysses. He claimed that he had finished writing the book on 30 October, Ezra Pound’s birthday, and that he had started writing it on 1 March, Frank Budgen’s birthday. If […]