On this day…14 October

Around 14 October 1916 Joyce thanked Ezra Pound for sending him a copy of Lustra.   Lustra, Pound’s first book of poetry for five years, was mainly a collection of poems that had already appeared in various periodicals. The poems indicate some of the similarities between the literary projects of Joyce and Pound, and the […]

On this day…9 October

On 9 October 1906 Joyce updated his brother about Chamber Music amongst other things.   In a lengthy letter to Stanislaus from Rome, Joyce wrote that he had heard from Arthur Symons to whom he had sent his collection of poems Chamber Music. Symons started his letter by offering Joyce advice on his growing difficulties […]

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…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 […]