James Joyce





James Joyce

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born
in Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland
February 02, 1882

died
January 13, 1941

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James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions.

James Joyce was born in Dublin, on February 2, 1882, as the son of John Stanislaus Joyce, an impoverished gentleman, who had failed in a distillery business and tried all kinds of professions, including politics...more


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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 72,000 ratings — published 1916 — 446 editions
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Ulysses
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 59,604 ratings — published 1920 — 485 editions
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Dubliners
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 58,903 ratings — published 1914 — 599 editions
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The Dead
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Finnegans Wake
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A Portrait of the Artist as...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,151 ratings — published 1916 — 21 editions
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Araby
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Exiles
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 639 ratings — published 1918 — 47 editions
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 1944 — 15 editions
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The Portable James Joyce
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“Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.”
James Joyce, Ulysses

“And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.”
James Joyce

“His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.”
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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