On this day…5 December

On 5 December 1903 Joyce met Thomas Kelly about his plan for a newspaper. The newspaper was a joint project of Joyce and Francis Skeffington, and Joyce met with the wealthy American Thomas Kelly in the hope of getting him to give financial backing to the project. In the end, the project came to nothing. […]

On this day…14 August

On 14 August 1904 Joyce got the proofs of ‘The Holy Office from the printer.’ Joyce wrote his satirical poem ‘The Holy Office’ at the beginning of August 1904.  He submitted it to his friend Constantine Curran for publication in St Stephen’s, the student magazine of University College Dublin. On 8 August Curran rejected the […]