James Joyce





James Joyce


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 and tax collecting. Joyce's mother, Mary Jane Murray, was ten years younger than her husband. She was an accomplished pianis
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Ulysses

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Dubliners

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The Dead

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Finnegans Wake

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“Shut your eyes and see.”
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“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.”
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October 2014 New School Poll

 
  27 votes, 20.1%

1925, The Trial by Franz Kafka, pages 276
 
  21 votes, 15.7%

 
  12 votes, 9.0%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, pages 305
 
  10 votes, 7.5%

 
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  9 votes, 6.7%

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581 pages
 
  8 votes, 6.0%

1966, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, pages 311
 
  7 votes, 5.2%

1957, The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, pages 220
 
  5 votes, 3.7%

 
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  5 votes, 3.7%

1974, Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow, pages 336
 
  4 votes, 3.0%

1952, The Birds by Daphne du Maurier, pages 75
 
  4 votes, 3.0%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
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1980. Aztec by Gary Jennings, pages 754
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1903, The Ambassadors by Henry James, pages 528
 
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