On this day…4 May

On 4 May 1939 Finnegans Wake was published. Joyce’s final novel, on which he had been working for almost seventeen years, was finally published on Thursday 4 May 1939 by Faber & Faber in London, and by Viking Press in New York. After the publication of Ulysses in February 1922, Joyce had been occupied with […]

On this day…10 March

On 10 March 1923 Joyce wrote two pages of what becomes Finnegans Wake. The pages Joyce wrote on 10 March 1923 were a first draft version of the story of King Roderick O’Conor which was only incorporated into Finnegans Wake in 1938. These pages appear to be the earliest drafts for parts of Finnegans Wake, […]