On this day…2 September

On 2 September 1932 Yeats invited Joyce to join the Irish Academy of Letters. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw were working to establish an Irish Academy of Letters, a body that would represent Irish writers in general and would help in the fight against censorship in particular. Both Shaw and Yeats felt that Joyce was […]

On this day…20 May

On 20 May 1927 Joyce proposed that James Stephens finish Finnegans Wake. Partly because of the poor reception of his new work, Joyce proposed to Harriet Weaver that James Stephens might take over and finish work on the book. He didn’t mention this to Stephens until much later and, in the end, the proposal came […]