On this day…7 September

On 7 September 1913 Joyce wrote the poem ‘Watching the Needleboats at San Sabba.’ Joyce wrote the poem after watching his brother Stanislaus compete in a boat race at San Sabba. He sent the poem to Stanislaus two days later, and it was published in the Saturday Review in London on 20 September 1913. As […]

On this day…25 May

On 25 May 1918 Joyce’s play Exiles was published. Exiles is the only extant play by Joyce, but it is rarely performed and is not considered a particularly good play. Nonetheless, it is important as a stage in the development of Joyce’s writing. Joyce had made two earlier attempts at writing plays. My Brilliant Career […]

On this day…12 November

On 12 November 1913 Joyce made some notes for Exiles. While working on his play Exiles late in 1913 Joyce made extensive notes with ideas for the play. Two of these notes are dated: one 12 November, the other 13 November 1913. It seems that by the time Joyce made these notes he had already […]