On this day…28 December

On 28 December 1904 Joyce wrote to his brother Stanislaus from Pola. At the end of 1904, three months into his exile with Nora Barnacle, Joyce wrote an end-of-year letter to his brother Stanislaus to bring him up-to-date with the latest developments in Pola where Joyce and Nora were living at the time. Joyce wrote […]

On this day…4 October

On 4 October 1904 Joyce offered ‘After the Race’ to the Irish Homestead. ‘After the Race’ was the third story Joyce offered to the Irish Homestead, and was the final story of his published by the Homestead. Joyce later revised the story, but claimed that it was one of the worst stories in Dubliners. ‘After […]

On this day…13 August

On 13 August 1903 May Joyce died. Four months after being diagnosed with cancer of the liver, May Joyce died on Thursday 13 August 1903. She was just forty-four years old. May Joyce had been incapacitated by her illness since the middle of April. She had made a small recovery after Joyce’s return from Paris […]