THIS chronology of Joyce's writing and publication from 1914 to 1939 is partially a summary of facts already presented, and partially a repository for information which lay outside my argument. It is based on the works of Ellmann and Gorman, the Letters, the Slocum and Cahoon Bibliography, and many other biographical and bibliographical sources. Contemporary accounts have been given priority over memoirs and reminiscences, and I have used my own judgment in resolving contradictory opinions. Joyce's method of collecting material, his habit of working on more than one episode at the same time, and his incessant revisions make it virtually impossible to set precise time-limits for the writing of each episode. However, one can establish the order in which the episodes were written, and distinguish the major stages of composition.
In March Joyce began work on|
Ulysses by 'setting down . . . pre-
liminary sketches for the final
| A Portrait of the Artist appeared|
serially in the Egoist from Vol. I,
No. 3 ( 2 Feb. 1914) to Vol. II, No. 9
( 1 Sept. 1915).
In the spring Joyce suspended work|
on Ulysses and resumed work on the
notes for Exiles. In August he began
drafting the play, which occupied
much of his time during 1914-15.
The first edition of Dubliners was|
published in London by Grant
Richards Ltd. on June 15th.
By mid- 1915, when Joyce left|
Trieste for Zürich, he had reached
the third episode (Proteus).
|Exiles finished in September.|