On this day…7 December

On 7 December 1921 Valery Larbaud gave a séance on Ulysses. Larbaud was one of the first and the most enthusiastic of the writers who supported Joyce’s Ulysses. His séance on 7 December 1921 was intended to introduce Joyce’s work to a French audience ahead of the publication of Ulysses in 1922. Larbaud was a […]

On this day…29 October

On 29 October 1921 Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Joyce had already finished writing the ‘Penelope’ episode of Ulysses in September 1921 and on 29 October he finished the ‘Ithaca’ episode, thus completing Ulysses. Joyce had written ‘Penelope’ quickly during August 1921. Apparently he had the idea for the first and last word of the episode […]