You know an author is powerful when his name becomes a literary adjective; and "Joycean" is regularly applied to the countless writers James Joyce has influenced as one of the 20th century's greatest writers. His flowing, sometimes musical, often challenging prose -- most famously in the epic Ulysses -- has provoked and inspired readers.
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Date of Birth:
February 2, 1882
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
January 13, 1941
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B.A., University College, Dublin, 1902
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|Bloomsday's 100th Anniversary||More About Joyce|
James Joyce, Erroll McDonald (Editor), Foreword by Morris L. Ernst
June 16th, 2004 marked the 100th anniversary of "Bloomsday" -- the date in Joyce's Ulysses when the character Leopold Bloom traverses Dublin City. In the decades since Joyce's masterpiece was published, Bloomsday has captured the imagination of readers around the world.
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Ellmann's book is considered to be one of the most authoritative chronicles of Joyce's life. Also see Anthony Burgess's critical companion and Edna O'Brien's lauded, briefer portrait.