On this day…5 May

On 5 May 1939 reviews of Finnegans Wake started to appear in the press. As the reviews began to appear in the days following publication of Finnegans Wake, Joyce had them read to him by friends and family. While some of the reviewers came up with interesting ideas, most simply reiterated what had already been […]

On this day…21 November

On 21 November 1931 Joyce wrote about Lucia’s lettrines. In a letter to Harriet Weaver Joyce wrote about designs for initial capital letters that Lucia had made, and which Joyce hoped would be published. They were later used in publications of Joyce’s works and in an illustrated edition of a poem by Chaucer. The project […]