On this day…16 October

On 16 October 1919 Joyce and his family left Zurich for Trieste.   Joyce and his family left Trieste in June 1915 for Zurich where they remained until October 1919. The time in Zurich had proved very productive: eleven episodes of Ulysses had been completed there and had been appearing in serial form in the […]

On this day…2 January

On 2 January 1910 Joyce left Dublin with his sister Eileen. Joyce, who had been in Dublin since October 1909 in connection with the opening of the Volta Cinema, brought his sister Eileen back to Trieste with him on 2 January 1910. While Joyce was on a visit home to Dublin in the summer of […]

On this day…29 December

On 29 December 1931 John Stanislaus Joyce died. John Stanislaus Joyce, who hadn’t seen his son for almost twenty years, died in hospital on the evening of Tuesday 29 December 1931. Joyce did not travel from Paris to visit his dying father or to attend his funeral. John Joyce had been lodging with Albert Medcalf […]

On this day…10 November

On 10 November 1926 Joyce heard about the suicide of his brother-in-law Frantisek Schaurek. Frantisek Schaurek married Eileen Joyce in Trieste in 1915. A bank clerk, it seems he had been embezzling the bank’s money and he committed suicide in November 1926. Frantisek Schaurek, who was Czech, worked as a cashier in a bank in […]