On this day…2 September

On 2 September 1932 Yeats invited Joyce to join the Irish Academy of Letters. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw were working to establish an Irish Academy of Letters, a body that would represent Irish writers in general and would help in the fight against censorship in particular. Both Shaw and Yeats felt that Joyce was […]

On this day…28 July

On 28 July 1924 John Quinn died. New York lawyer John Quinn was an important supporter of Joyce who also acted effectively as Joyce’s representative in America for a time. Though they had been corresponding from August 1916, they didn’t meet for the first time until 14 July 1921 while Quinn was visiting Paris. Though […]