On this day…1 July

On 1 July 1905 Joyce finished writing ‘The Boarding House.’ ‘The Boarding House’ is the seventh story in Joyce’s Dubliners, but was the fifth story he wrote. The manuscript is dated 1 July 1905. Three stories by Joyce had already been published in the Irish Homestead magazine in 1904-5, but a fourth story, ‘Hallow Eve’ […]

On this day…23 March

On 23 March 1915 Joyce wrote to thank HL Mencken for publishing two stories. Joyce had just heard that the American magazine, the Smart Set, edited by HL Mencken, had agreed to publish two of the stories from Dubliners. The stories – ‘The Boarding House’ and ‘A Little Cloud’ – appeared in the May 1915 […]