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…3 July

On 3 July 1974 Samuel Roth died. Samuel Roth, a New-York based publisher of literature and erotica, pirated some of Joyce’s works and was responsible for publication of the first complete, albeit corrupt, text of Ulysses in the US. Born in 1893, Roth grew up in New York, the son of migrants from Eastern Europe. […]

On this day…18 June

On 18 June 1964 Jane Heap died. Jane Heap (1883-1964) and her partner Margaret Anderson established the Little Review which became one of the most important literature journals promoting modernist and experimental writing. The Little Review serialised parts of Ulysses from 1918 until 1921 when Heap and Anderson were fined for publishing obscenity. Born in […]