On this day…15 November

On 15 November 1922 Joyce discussed Ulysses with Sylvia Beach. Beach had written to Joyce days earlier with several complaints about issues connected with the publication of Ulysses. Her complaints were various but all were symptomatic of the way she felt that she, as the publisher of Ulysses, had been disregarded by Joyce and his […]

On this day…24 October

On 24 October 1901 John F Taylor made a speech in defence of the Irish language. Joyce may have been present on the evening of 24 October to hear Taylor’s speech in defence of the study of the Irish language. Joyce later used parts of Taylor’s speech in the ‘Aeolus’ episode of Ulysses, and made […]