On this day…8 October

On 8 October 1904 Joyce eloped with Nora Barnacle.   A couple of days after he left the Martello Tower at Sandycove, Joyce heard from Evelyn Gilford of the Midland Scholastic Agency in England that there was a teaching post available at a Berlitz School on the continent. Joyce paid £2 2s to Gilford who, […]

On this day…15 September

On 15 September 1904 Joyce left the Martello Tower in Sandycove. Having arrived to stay at the Martello Tower on Friday 9 September, Joyce left it abruptly in the early hours of Thursday 15 September, and did not return. This final break with Gogarty also seemed to have confirmed Joyce’s determination to leave Ireland as […]

On this day…1 March

On 1 March 1914 Joyce started writing Ulysses. At the end of 1921 Joyce wrote to Harriet Weaver about a coincidence of birthdays connected with Ulysses. He claimed that he had finished writing the book on 30 October, Ezra Pound’s birthday, and that he had started writing it on 1 March, Frank Budgen’s birthday. If […]