On this day…16 September

On 16 September 1907 Joyce’s article ‘L’Irlanda alla sbarra’ was published. Joyce’s article ‘L’Irlanda alla sbarra’ (‘Ireland at the bar’) was published in Il Piccolo della Sera in Trieste on 16 September 1907. The immediate occasion of the article was the reporting of a summer of anti-cattle grazing protests, or ‘cattle driving,’ in Ireland. The […]

On this day…19 May

On 19 May 1907 Joyce’s article ‘Home Rule maggiorene’ was published. The article, ‘Home Rule Comes of Age,’ was written in Italian and published in Il Piccolo della Sera. It was the second of nine articles on Irish affairs that Joyce wrote for the Piccolo, starting from March 1907. The irredentist readership of Il Piccolo […]

On this day…24 March

On 24 March 1909 Joyce’s article ‘Oscar Wilde’ was published. The article ‘Oscar Wilde: il poeta di “Salomé”’ (‘Oscar Wilde: The Poet of “Salomé”’) was written in Italian and published in Il Piccolo della Sera on 24 March 1909. The immediate occasion for the article was a production of Richard Strauss’ opera Salome, based on […]

On this day…22 March

On 22 March 1907 Joyce’s article ‘Il Fenianismo’ was published. Joyce’s article ‘Il Fenianismo: L’ultimo Feniano’ (‘Fenianism: The Last Fenian’) was published in the Trieste newspaper Il Piccolo della Sera on 22 March 1907. The immediate occasion for the article was the death of John O’Leary, the ‘last Fenian’ of the title. Born in 1830, […]

On this day…12 November

On 12 November 1913 Joyce made some notes for Exiles. While working on his play Exiles late in 1913 Joyce made extensive notes with ideas for the play. Two of these notes are dated: one 12 November, the other 13 November 1913. It seems that by the time Joyce made these notes he had already […]