On this day…20 September

On 20 September 1920 an official complaint was made against the Little Review. The Little Review had been serialising Ulysses since January 1918 but, after reading part of the ‘Nausicaa’ episode in the July-August 1920 issue of the Review, John S Sumner, Secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, decided to […]

On this day…28 July

On 28 July 1924 John Quinn died. New York lawyer John Quinn was an important supporter of Joyce who also acted effectively as Joyce’s representative in America for a time. Though they had been corresponding from August 1916, they didn’t meet for the first time until 14 July 1921 while Quinn was visiting Paris. Though […]

On this day…27 February

On 27 February 1918 Joyce was told an anonymous patron wished to give him 12,000 francs. The letter of 27 February 1918 came from the Eidgenössische Bank in Zurich, where Joyce was living, inviting him to a meeting about money. When Joyce arrived there (in a borrowed black suit) the director told him that one […]