July 4th's Writer's Almanac had a nice story of Joyce and his marriage, which is highly recommended and can be listened to here:
On Nora's decision to leave Ireland with him: "The fact that you can choose to stand beside me in this way in my hazardous life fills me with great pride and joy."
"Nora, for her part, complained that Joyce knew nothing of women. She was utterly apathetic to his writing, and remarked to an admirer of his soon after Ulysses was published: 'I've always told him he should give up writing and take up singing.'"
A somewhat unrelated link, but still in the vein of writers and their interesting lives: did you know Hemingway might have been a Soviet spy in Cuba? http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=YTc2NzRkNzVhNGMwNzQ2NTU4MjEwY2MzN2QxZjdjN2U=
My favorite paragraph: