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									James JoyceJames Joyce
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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Fact File

Name:
James Joyce
Date of Birth:
February 2, 1882
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Date of Death:
January 13, 1941
Place of Death:
Zurich, Switzerland
Education:
B.A., University College, Dublin, 1902

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A Joyce Classic

Novels and Stories

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								A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners (Barnes & Noble Classics Series), Author: 
								James Joyce, Kevin J. H. Dettmar (Introduction).

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by James Joyce, Kevin J. H. Dettmar (Introduction)
One of Joyce's central themes found in both of these works is his lifelong love-hate relationship with Dublin and the Irish culture that formed him. The semi-autobiographical Portrait is the coming-of-age story of Stephen Dedalus, who yearns to be an artist but first must struggle against the forces of church, school, and society.
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								Finnegan's Wake, Author: 
								James Joyce, John Bishop (Introduction).
*  Dubliners (1914)
*  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
*  Ulysses (1922)
*  Finnegans Wake (1939)
*  Stephen Hero (1944)

*  See the James Joyce chronology


Bloomsday's 100th Anniversary

More About Joyce

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								Ulysses, Author: 
								James Joyce, Erroll McDonald (Editor), Foreword by Morris L. Ernst.

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Ulysses
by 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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								James Joyce, Vol. 1, Author: 
								Richard Ellmann.

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James Joyce, Vol. 1
by Richard Ellmann
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.

*Re Joyce  by Anthony Burgess
*James Joyce: A Penguin Life  by Edna O'Brien