On this day…25 July

On 25 July 1926 Joyce sent the ‘Shaun’ episodes of Work in Progress to the Dial. The Dial was a prestigious American review to which Joyce had offered the ‘Shaun’ episodes of Work in Progress early in July 1926. At first the Dial accepted the pieces, then cabled to say they wanted deletions, and finally […]

On this day…3 July

On 3 July 1974 Samuel Roth died. Samuel Roth, a New-York based publisher of literature and erotica, pirated some of Joyce’s works and was responsible for publication of the first complete, albeit corrupt, text of Ulysses in the US. Born in 1893, Roth grew up in New York, the son of migrants from Eastern Europe. […]

On this day…5 November

On 5 November 1925 Joyce expressed his concerns about Samuel Roth. Joyce expressed his concerns in a letter to Harriet Weaver on 5 November 1925, but the issue went back further than that. Samuel Roth, better known as a publisher of erotica, had begun to publish extracts from Joyce’s Work in Progress but without Joyce’s […]