On this day…16 October

On 16 October 1919 Joyce and his family left Zurich for Trieste.   Joyce and his family left Trieste in June 1915 for Zurich where they remained until October 1919. The time in Zurich had proved very productive: eleven episodes of Ulysses had been completed there and had been appearing in serial form in the […]

On this day…11 October

On 11 October 1904 Joyce and Nora Barnacle arrived in Zurich.   Joyce and Nora Barnacle had eloped from Dublin together on 8 October and travelled to Zurich where Joyce expected to fill a vacancy at the Berlitz School. On 9 October they arrived in London and Joyce left Nora waiting in a park while […]

On this day…9 October

On 9 October 1906 Joyce updated his brother about Chamber Music amongst other things.   In a lengthy letter to Stanislaus from Rome, Joyce wrote that he had heard from Arthur Symons to whom he had sent his collection of poems Chamber Music. Symons started his letter by offering Joyce advice on his growing difficulties […]

On this day…30 September

On 30 September 1906 Joyce wrote to his brother about a story concerning Mr Hunter. Most of the postcard that Joyce wrote to Stanislaus on 30 September 1906 was taken up with Joyce’s plans for dealing with Grant Richards who had just decided not to go ahead with publishing Dubliners. In a PS Joyce mentioned […]