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So it is not surprising that Stanislaus's original suggestion that the volume be called Chamber Music was accepted (Diary 28). 4]). Arthur Symons helped Joyce place the volume with the publisher Elkin Matthews (LII 172), and the book came out in May 1907. Other work besides his fiction also eventually found publication, sooner or later in one way or another. Some of his aesthetic and critical ideas, notably, became part of the fabric of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Joyce early evinced interest in theoretical concepts of aesthetics.
He attempted to earn some money giving English les sons, but he went through prolonged periods of fasting, which made him ill (LII31). His worried mother - who had warned him 'against drinking the water of Paris unless it is either well-filtered or boiled. Don't forget this' (LII 20) - was the recipient of letters that could only serve to increase her anxiety: My next meal. . m. tomorrow (Monday): my last meal was 7 pm last (Saturday) night. So I have another fast of 40 hours - No, not a fast, for I have eaten a pennyworth of dry bread.
It's a wonder to me, upon my soul, He forgot to mention Curly's Hole. [Portable Joyce 660-1] Standing by the Door: The Early Work 39 In a bitter example of some sort of justice, years later Padraic Colum met Roberts, who had come on hard times and was now the pub lisher of a 'vanity' press: 'I date my downfall from the Joyce affair', he told Colum 'ruefully and penitently' (Colum 65). Arrogant as his broadside was, Joyce was despondent over the fate of his long years of effort on his collection of stories.