Tullio Silvestri paints portrait of Nora

February

Performances of Rigoletto and Nabucco, with chorus conducted by Romeo Bartoli
10 – last of Hamlet lectures; probably 11 lectures total
11 – review of Hamlet lectures in Il Piccolo, probably written by Roberto Prezioso
26 – JJ again offers Dubliners to Elkin Mathews

Spring

Family portraits arrive, displayed in flat

June

30 –JJ  offers Defoe lectures to Il Marzocco

July

2 – appointed teacher at the Scuola Superiore di Commercio Revoltella, via Carducci, 12

Autumn

Opera season commemorates 50th anniversary of the death of Giuseppe Verdi; productions include: I Due  Foscari, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto and Aida

September

9 – JJ sends Stanislaus ‘Watching the Needleboats at San Sabba’, written earlier that year
16 – Lucia enters the public school in via Parini; attends for 2 years, also ‘senza confessione’

October

6 – JJ begins teaching at the Revoltella
12 –  statue of Verdi unveiled in Piazza S. Giovanni

Winter

Opera season includes Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Trieste premiere of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West

November

12 – JJ’s notes on Prezioso for Exiles (incident in which Joyce publicly upbraided Prezioso probably occurred between Sept.-Nov. 1913)

December

mid. :  1st letter from Ezra Pound, asking JJ’s permission to include one of his poems in an anthology; the encounter would Pound would mark a turning-point in JJ’s literary career