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This letter helps to date some of the material in the TCD Philosophy and TCD Psychology notes to the early spring of 1934, although the early Philosophy notes (a few traces of which are to be 1934 47 found in More Pricks Than Kicks) must date from 1933. Has sent AJL an issue of the magazine Minotaure (3/4; December 1933) containing Claparède’s article on the subject of sleep as a defence mechanism. 8 Thomas MacGreevy’s Poems published by Heinemann; the copy TMacG inscribed for JJ, which was still in JJ’s library at his death (many books JJ had owned were given away in the winter of 1938/9), is dated ‘7 May’.

Nora Joyce writes to TMacG in hopes that SB may visit JJ at their hotel, the first sign of any rapprochement after the rupture of late June/early July. 16 GR diary: SB and arrival of TMacG, back from vacation. 24 Aldington’s letter to Charles Prentice praising TMacG’s book on T S Eliot as a fine piece of criticism. 25–29 JJ back in Paris. 25 Starts writing Proust; SB tells TMacG that Bronowski has accepted 3 (of 5) poems submitted to him for publication either in the magazine Experiment or in the proposed collection The European Caravan.

9 Hanging of McCabe; there was apparently no photograph of the culprit (as in the story) in the previous day’s Evening Herald, which perhaps lends further weight to the later (and surely much more likely) dating proposed above. 1927 January TMacG appointed to the post of lecteur in English at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. ). ) Hilary Term Senior Sophister Examinations begin. 17 Abbey Theatre’s week-long revival of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. 24 Abbey Theatre production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones.

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