On this day…9 June

On 9 June 1936 Joyce wrote to Harriet Weaver about his family problems. Joyce’s letters to Harriet Weaver often became litanies of personal problems that he was suffering, and this letter is no exception. In it, he instances problems concerning his brother Stanislaus, his son George, and his daughter Lucia. In the middle of April […]

On this day…13 April

On 13 April 1906 Samuel Beckett was born. Beckett was born in the family home at Cooldrinagh, Foxrock. That it was Good Friday, and Friday the thirteenth, and that the birth was a difficult one, was all taken by Beckett to indicate that birth was connected with pain, suffering, and death. Beckett gives a long […]