Fred Ryan

The smallest unpaid debt in Stephen's list in Nestor is owed to "Fred Ryan," a writer who with William Kirkpatrick Magee ("John Eglinton") co-edited a literary and intellectual magazine called Dana. In Scylla and Charybdis Stephen is seen trying to place his Shakespeare theory in this journal. Joyce's own record of submissions was mixed: the editors rejected his essay "A Portrait of the Artist" but published his poem "My love is in a light attire," which three years later he included in Chamber Music.

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Contents of the September 1904 issue of Dana. Source:

The August 1904 issue in which Joyce's poem appeared. Source: