On this day…20 May

On 20 May 1927 Joyce proposed that James Stephens finish Finnegans Wake. Partly because of the poor reception of his new work, Joyce proposed to Harriet Weaver that James Stephens might take over and finish work on the book. He didn’t mention this to Stephens until much later and, in the end, the proposal came […]

On this day…19 May

On 19 May 1907 Joyce’s article ‘Home Rule maggiorene’ was published. The article, ‘Home Rule Comes of Age,’ was written in Italian and published in Il Piccolo della Sera. It was the second of nine articles on Irish affairs that Joyce wrote for the Piccolo, starting from March 1907. The irredentist readership of Il Piccolo […]