On this day…17 April

On 17 April 1906 printers refused to print ‘Two Gallants.’ Joyce had sent the story ‘Two Gallants’ to Grant Richards on 22 February 1906, and Richards had sent it on to his printer. But after setting part of the story, someone at the print-works wrote “We cannot print this – April 17th 1906” on the […]

On this day…23 March

On 23 March 1915 Joyce wrote to thank HL Mencken for publishing two stories. Joyce had just heard that the American magazine, the Smart Set, edited by HL Mencken, had agreed to publish two of the stories from Dubliners. The stories – ‘The Boarding House’ and ‘A Little Cloud’ – appeared in the May 1915 […]

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 […]