Pre-"work in progress" :
Finnegans Wake drafts,
|Main Author:||Joyce, James, 1882-1941|
Holograph drafts in pencil and ink in James Joyce and Nora Joyce's hands.
Related Materials: Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Ireland. Additional items held by the Department of Manuscripts include the manuscript of the 'Circe' episode of Ulysses (MS 35,958), which the Library acquired at auction in December 2000;
Related Materials: Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Ireland. There is another collection of James Joyce papers held in the Department of Manuscripts, The Joyce Papers 2002 (Collection List No. 68). This collection consists primarily of Joyce's manuscripts, notebooks and workbooks including his early material, drafts etc. of parts of Ulysses and proffs etc. for Finnegan's Wake;
Related Materials: Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Ireland. There is another collection of James Joyce papers held in the Department of Manuscripts, The James Joyce-Paul Léon Papers, which were opened to the public in 1992. This collection includes correspondence between James Joyce, Paul Léon, family, friends, associates and admirers mainly from 1930 to 1940;
James Joyce (1882-1941) was born in Dublin on 2 February 1882. Apart from some months spent in Paris in late 1902 and early 1903, he lived for the most part in Ireland until he reached the age of 22. In June of 1904, however, he met the Galway woman with whom he would spend the rest of his life, Nora Barnacle, then working in Finn's hotel in Dublin. By October they had resolved to leave Ireland together and sailed away to make a new life on continental Europe. Thereafter, Joyce spent his life between various European cities, most notably the three that are listed after the conclusion of the final episode of Ulysses – Trieste, Zurich and Paris. Between his departure from Ireland with Nora at the end of 1904 and his death in 1941, Joyce returned to Dublin on only a few occasions and not at all after 1912. – Preface to A Joycean Scrapbook : From the National Library of Ireland / compiled by Katherine McSharry. Dublin: National Library of Ireland, 2004.
Physical description: 6 sheets (2 of which are recto only).
Digitised images are available online and through the Joyce terminal in the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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