On this day…6 May

On 6 May 1907 Chamber Music was published. Joyce’s first published book was a collection of thirty-six poems entitled Chamber Music, published on 6 May 1907 by Elkin Mathews in London. The poems were written between 1901 and 1904, and though some of them were published in 1904 in the Speaker, Dana, and the Venture, […]

On this day…4 April

On 4 April 1900 Queen Victoria started her visit to Dublin. Queen Victoria had arrived in Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire) harbour on the afternoon of 3 April, but did not disembark until the following day, when she went by carriage to Dublin. The Lord Mayor, Thomas Pile, presented her with the civic sword and the keys […]

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…2 March

On 2 March 1914 Des Imagistes was published. Des Imagistes was primarily an anthology of poetry by Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle (HD), and Richard Aldington, who together contributed twenty-three of the thirty-five poems. The anthology also included poems by FS Flint, TE Hulme and Amy Lowell, and one poem by James Joyce: ‘I hear an […]