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 May

On 11 May 1906 Joyce answered an advertisement for a job in a bank in Rome. The advertisement appeared in the Rome newspaper La Tribuna seeking young men fluent in English and Italian to work in a bank in Rome. Joyce responded immediately, and started work at the Nast-Kolb Schumacher bank in August 1906. At […]

On this day…3 March

On 3 March 1907 Stanislaus Joyce received the proofs of Chamber Music from Joyce. Joyce was living in Rome in 1907 when the publisher, Elkin Mathews, sent him the proofs for Chamber Music. He made corrections and changes to one set and returned them to Mathews, asking him to send on corrected proofs as soon […]

On this day…28 February

On 28 February 1905 Joyce saw Eleanora Duse perform in Ibsen’s Rosmersholm. The performance took place on 28 February 1905 at the Teatro Verdi. Duse was considered the leading Ibsen actress of the day, and though Joyce had seen her perform before, he hadn’t seen her perform in a play by Ibsen. He prepared himself […]

On this day…19 February

On 19 February 1933 Amalia Risolo requested permission to translate stories from Dubliners. Even before February 1933, Amalia Risolo (nee Popper) had been publishing translations of stories from Dubliners. Her translation of ‘A Little Cloud’ (under the title ‘Una Nuvoletta’) appeared on 10 October 1929 in Il Piccolo della Sera, the newspaper formerly edited by […]