On this day…13 October

On 13 October 1922 Joyce was in Marseille en route to Nice where he began Finnegans Wake.   Around this time, Joyce was suffering recurrent problems with his eyes but nonetheless was trying to identify misprints in the first edition of Ulysses. Partly to help his eyesight, he travelled to Nice where he remained until […]

On this day…12 October

On 12 October 1922 the Egoist Press published its edition of Ulysses.   Harriet Weaver’s Egoist Press edition of Ulysses, published in association with John Rodker in October 1922, was effectively the second printing of the first edition of Ulysses, published by Sylvia Beach under the imprint of Shakespeare & Company in February 1922. Intended […]

On this day…10 October

On 10 October 1925 Joyce was working on the ‘last watch of Shaun.’   In a letter dated 10 October 1925 Joyce announced to Harriet Weaver that he had started writing the ‘last watch of Shaun,’ now book III, chapter 4 of Finnegans Wake.   Joyce completed book I of the Wake with ‘Shem the […]

On this day…25 July

On 25 July 1926 Joyce sent the ‘Shaun’ episodes of Work in Progress to the Dial. The Dial was a prestigious American review to which Joyce had offered the ‘Shaun’ episodes of Work in Progress early in July 1926. At first the Dial accepted the pieces, then cabled to say they wanted deletions, and finally […]