1916

April

22 – Police in Graz inform Trieste police that James Joyce, living in Seefeldstr. 54, Zurich, is corresponding with various Triestines, including Mario Tripcovich, Silvia Mordo, A. Morterra, Franz Schaurek in Prague and Francesca Lorenzetto, a former student who has taken his flat in via Bramante.  He is said to be of ‘dubious political reputation’ but without ever having caused particular problems

May

JJ appears in Trieste police files (‘Kouvertaddresse’) as ‘suspect person’ of Czech nationality, living in Kreutzstr. 19, Zurich; apparently related  to his acting as intermediary for correspondence

1917

August

12 – publication of Diego Angeli’s article on Portrait: ‘Un romanzo di gesuiti’, in Il Marzocco, XXII, n. 32

1918

January

Elkin Mathews publishes 2nd edition of Chamber Music

July

6 – Publication of Silvio Benco’s article on Joyce: ‘Un illustre scrittore inglese a Trieste’, in Benco’s Triestine arts journal Umana

November

4 – Armistice between Austria and Italy; Italian troops enter and occupy Trieste
6 – Emma and Giuseppe Cuzzi among the first of Joyce’s acquaintances to return to Trieste

1919

January

7 – The British Ambassador to Switzerland, Renell Rodd, acting under orders from the British Secretary of State, requests the Italian authorities to permit British subjects to return to Italy

February

21 – The Revoltella requests the Italian authorities to permit Joyce to return to Trieste in order to resume his teaching position; however, on instructions from Rome the Italian consulate in Zurich was blocking the return of British subjects to Italy and it would take many months for this request to be processed and approved

March

Verbannte, the German translation of Exiles published at JJ’s  expense by Rascher & Co., Zurich

May

25 – Stanislaus writes JJ:  ‘do you think you can give me a rest’

July

4 (?) – Telegram from Italian Consulate in Zurich requesting passport for JJ’s return to Trieste if the Italian authorities in Trieste (Governatorato) give their nulla osta

August

13 – Italian Consulate in Zurich repeats request for passport for Joyce

October

mid – JJ returns to Trieste, moves in with Eileen and Frantisek Schaurek, their two children, Stanislaus, a cook and babysitter in via Sanità, 2, III p. near the waterfront and Piazza Grande