The James Joyce Centre started our Autumn/Winter Lecture series in the beautiful Kenmare Room with ‘First Sightings of James Joyce’s Ulysses’, a talk by Ed Mulhall on the serialisation of Ulysses in the Little Review magazine from March 1918.
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 5 June 1917 Joyce updates Ezra Pound on Ulysses. Ezra Pound had been doing a great deal over the previous year and a half to bring Joyce’s work to readers’ attention. With both Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man finally in print, Joyce was now free to concentrate on […]
On 18 May 1918 Joyce outlined his ideas about Ulysses to Harriet Weaver. Though Joyce had started writing Ulysses in 1914, by May 1918 he had only just completed a final draft of the ‘Hades’ episode, and the ‘Proteus’ episode had only just appeared in print in the Little Review. On 18 May, he wrote […]
On 15 December 1913 Ezra Pound wrote to Joyce for the first time. Pound wrote to Joyce as the representative of magazines in England and America with an offer to consider anything Joyce might send for publication. Over the next eight years, Pound was to become a tireless worker on Joyce’s behalf, helping to get […]