On this day…20 July

On 20 July 1919 Joyce offered the manuscript of A Portrait of the Artist to Harriet Weaver. Weaver had just revealed herself as his patron and sponsor, and Joyce wrote to her on 20 July offering to send her the manuscript of his first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which […]

On this day…12 June

On 12 June 1930 Anna Livia Plurabelle was published in London by Faber & Faber. The ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ chapter of Finnegans Wake (pp. 196-216) is one of the best known and most popular in the book, and was almost certainly Joyce’s favourite. He paid a great deal of attention to the drafting and revising […]

On this day…9 June

On 9 June 1936 Joyce wrote to Harriet Weaver about his family problems. Joyce’s letters to Harriet Weaver often became litanies of personal problems that he was suffering, and this letter is no exception. In it, he instances problems concerning his brother Stanislaus, his son George, and his daughter Lucia. In the middle of April […]