On this day…16 October

On 16 October 1919 Joyce and his family left Zurich for Trieste.   Joyce and his family left Trieste in June 1915 for Zurich where they remained until October 1919. The time in Zurich had proved very productive: eleven episodes of Ulysses had been completed there and had been appearing in serial form in the […]

On this day…11 October

On 11 October 1904 Joyce and Nora Barnacle arrived in Zurich.   Joyce and Nora Barnacle had eloped from Dublin together on 8 October and travelled to Zurich where Joyce expected to fill a vacancy at the Berlitz School. On 9 October they arrived in London and Joyce left Nora waiting in a park while […]

On this day…8 October

On 8 October 1904 Joyce eloped with Nora Barnacle.   A couple of days after he left the Martello Tower at Sandycove, Joyce heard from Evelyn Gilford of the Midland Scholastic Agency in England that there was a teaching post available at a Berlitz School on the continent. Joyce paid £2 2s to Gilford who, […]

On this day…29 April

On 29 April 1918 the English Players gave their first performance. The English Players was an amateur drama group formed by Joyce and Claud Sykes in Zurich. The group’s first performance, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, took place at the Theater zu den Kaufleuten on Pelikanstrasse on Monday 29 April 1918. Claud Sykes […]