The James Joyce Centre started our Autumn/Winter Lecture series in the beautiful Kenmare Room with ‘First Sightings of James Joyce’s Ulysses’, a talk by Ed Mulhall on the serialisation of Ulysses in the Little Review magazine from March 1918.
On 23 September 1930 Joyce wrote to George Antheil about Cain. Earlier in September, Joyce had suggested to composer George Antheil that he write an opera based on Byron’s play Cain. On 23 September Joyce wrote in more detail about how he imagined the opera might work, but in the end the project came to […]
On 15 September 1904 Joyce left the Martello Tower in Sandycove. Having arrived to stay at the Martello Tower on Friday 9 September, Joyce left it abruptly in the early hours of Thursday 15 September, and did not return. This final break with Gogarty also seemed to have confirmed Joyce’s determination to leave Ireland as […]
21 July 1899 Ernest Hemingway was born Born in Illinois, Hemingway became a journalist after leaving High School and in 1918 went to Europe as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross. He was wounded and returned to America in 1919 where he took a job as a reporter at the Toronto Star. He arrived […]
On 12 July 1920 Joyce visited Shakespeare and Company for the first time. Having met Sylvia Beach for the first time on 11 July, Joyce paid her a visit at her bookshop, Shakespeare and Company on the rue Dupuytren, on Monday 12 July 1920. The name Shakespeare and Company was to become forever associated with […]