On this day…14 December

On 14 December 1940 Joyce and his family left France for Switzerland. Having finally sorted out the necessary exit permits from France and visas for Switzerland, Joyce, his wife Nora, their son George, and grandson Stephen left France for Switzerland. After living in France for twenty years, this was Joyce’s last day in there. The […]

On this day…13 November

On 13 November 1938 Joyce finished writing Finnegans Wake. On the evening of Sunday 13 November 1938 Joyce sent a telegram to Harriet Weaver to announce that he had finished writing Work in Progress. Though there was still a lot of work to do with correcting proofs, the book that Joyce had been working on […]

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 […]

On this day…6 November

On 6 November 1906 Joyce wrote to his brother Stanislaus from Rome. While living in Rome in 1906 and 1907, Joyce wrote frequently to his brother Stanislaus back in Trieste. The letters updated Stanislaus on Joyce’s reading and writing, on his personal and family affairs, and on topics of the day. The letter to Stanislaus […]