Monday, March 11, 2013

Instead of that chop suey you're writing you might try sensible books that people can understand.--Nora

On this day in 1923, James Joyce wrote to his patron, Harriet Weaver, that he had just begun "Work in Progress," the book which would become Finnegans Wake sixteen years later: "Yesterday I wrote two pages -- the first I have written since the final "Yes" of Ulysses. Having found a pen, with some difficulty I copied them out in a large handwriting on a double sheet of foolscap so that I could read them. . . ." Today in Literature 3-11

1 comment:

  1. That's a nice note, Ed. Hope everyone does click on the link, because it is quite interesting.