Joyce began work on “Circe” when he got to Paris in July of 1920. His work was slowed by a missing trunk of books and notes that Stanislaus had sent from Trieste. By the time he finished this draft in December, he claimed to have written in out at least five times.
James Joyce, Ulysses: autograph manuscript, “Circe” episode. [Fall, 1920] EL4. J89ul 922 MS