On this day…26 May

On 26 May 1939 Joyce wrote to Sean O’Casey. The occasion for Joyce’s letter to O’Casey was a misprint in the Irish Times. Under books received for review, Joyce’s recently published Finnegans Wake was listed as being by Sean O’Casey. On 26 May 1939, Joyce wrote to O’Casey about the misprint, though Joyce indicated that […]

On this day…5 May

On 5 May 1939 reviews of Finnegans Wake started to appear in the press. As the reviews began to appear in the days following publication of Finnegans Wake, Joyce had them read to him by friends and family. While some of the reviewers came up with interesting ideas, most simply reiterated what had already been […]