On this day…15 December

On 15 December 1913 Ezra Pound wrote to Joyce for the first time. Pound wrote to Joyce as the representative of magazines in England and America with an offer to consider anything Joyce might send for publication. Over the next eight years, Pound was to become a tireless worker on Joyce’s behalf, helping to get […]

On this day…29 November

By 29 November 1907 Joyce had finished revising first chapter of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Joyce had been working on an autobiographical novel well before leaving Dublin, but in autumn 1907 he began to rework what he had already written into what was to become A Portrait of the Artist […]

On this day…6 November

On 6 November 1906 Joyce wrote to his brother Stanislaus from Rome. While living in Rome in 1906 and 1907, Joyce wrote frequently to his brother Stanislaus back in Trieste. The letters updated Stanislaus on Joyce’s reading and writing, on his personal and family affairs, and on topics of the day. The letter to Stanislaus […]

On this day…1 August

On 1 August 1911 Joyce wrote to King George V. The reason for the letter was the changes that Maunsel & Company were demanding in references to Edward VII and Queen Victoria in the story ‘Ivy Day in the Committee Room.’ Part of the passage in question had originally referred to Victoria as Edward’s “bloody […]