On this day…4 October

On 4 October 1904 Joyce offered ‘After the Race’ to the Irish Homestead. ‘After the Race’ was the third story Joyce offered to the Irish Homestead, and was the final story of his published by the Homestead. Joyce later revised the story, but claimed that it was one of the worst stories in Dubliners. ‘After […]

On this day…14 August

On 14 August 1904 Joyce got the proofs of ‘The Holy Office from the printer.’ Joyce wrote his satirical poem ‘The Holy Office’ at the beginning of August 1904.  He submitted it to his friend Constantine Curran for publication in St Stephen’s, the student magazine of University College Dublin. On 8 August Curran rejected the […]

On this day…4 August

On 4 August 1909 Joyce wrote about how he had been received at the start of his visit to Dublin. Joyce arrived back in Dublin on 29 July 1909, bringing his four-year-old son Giorgio with him. It was his first visit to Dublin since leaving in October 1904, and Joyce was anxious that his old […]