15.6.11

James Joyce's Dubliners

97th anniversary of Joyce's short story collection
James Joyce's Dubliners was published on this day in 1914: 'Before and long after publication, Joyce fumed that “nine years of my life” had been consumed by efforts to get his story collection into print — the "litigation and train fare and postal expense," the correspondence with "seven solicitors, one hundred and twenty newspapers and several men of letters," the refusals and humiliations received from forty timid or waffling publishers.' [Read More]