James Joyce - Part Three: Zurich Summary & Analysis

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Part Three: Zurich Summary and Analysis

In 1915, the Joyces have spent eleven years in Trieste and continue to speak Italian amongst themselves. Joyce is ambivalent about Zurich and still has money issues; Nora's uncle sends them some money before Joyce is awarded a Royal Literature Fund grant, which helps his family survive for a while. He becomes friends with a man named Weiss, with whom he takes long walks. During this period, he devotes himself to Ulysses and has many pupils who pay him but never take lessons, just wanting to give him financial support. He tries to publish Portrait as a book, rather than just in excerpts, but cannot find an English publisher. Meanwhile, he showes Exiles to Pound, who thinks it is acceptable but not great. The publisher of the Egoist offers to print Portrait, but seven printers refuse to publish...

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