On this day…13 December

On 13 December 1913 Joyce bought a book of Ibsen plays from FH Schimpff. The book contained William Archer’s translations of A Doll’s House and Ghosts, and was volume vii of the Collected Works of Henrik Ibsen, published by Heinemann in 1912. Joyce bought this and numerous other books from the bookseller FH Schimpff in […]

On this day…7 November

On 7 November 1904 Joyce made some notebook entries about aesthetics. Joyce, who was living in Pola at the time, wrote notes about aesthetics in a notebook on 7, 15 and 16 November 1904. These notes were speculations about Thomas Aquinas’ ideas of the true, the good and the beautiful, and Joyce later incorporated them […]