James Joyce





James Joyce


Born
in Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland
February 02, 1882

Died
January 13, 1941

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James Joyce, 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 pianist, whose lif
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“Shut your eyes and see.”
James Joyce

“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.”
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1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 305 pages
 
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1928, Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh, 300 pages
 
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