On this day…4 November

On 4 November 1927 Joyce wrote to Harriet Weaver about his reading of ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle.’ On 2 November Joyce had read the ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ chapter to a group of twenty-five friends, after which he suffered cramp and fatigue. Clearly one of Joyce’s favourite parts of the book, he later recorded the opening and […]

On this day…1 October

On 1 October 1925 an early version of Anna Livia Plurabelle appears in Le Navire d’Argent. This was the first appearance in print of a version of what was to become Joyce’s favourite chapter in Finnegans Wake. It was published at least five times in various versions before Finnegans Wake was published in 1939, and […]