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


Average rating: 3.72 · 213,178 ratings · 10,133 reviews · 408 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 71,221 ratings — published 1916 — 442 editions
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Ulysses
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 59,122 ratings — published 1920 — 482 editions
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The Dead
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Finnegans Wake
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 7,391 ratings — published 1939 — 58 editions
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A Portrait of the Artist as...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,072 ratings — published 1916 — 21 editions
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Araby
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,001 ratings — published 1914 — 6 editions
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Exiles
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 1918 — 45 editions
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Stephen Hero
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 518 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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