It can be found on countless lists of the finest works of the 20th century, and is one of his major achievements.
JAMES JOYCE (1882-1941), one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century, transformed the art of fiction. Author of numerous novels and poems, including Ulysses, Finnegan's Wake, and Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man, he is considered, along with Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, a central figure in the development of the modern novel.
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About the Author
One of the 20th century's greatest writers, James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882, and his native city is at the heart of his best-known books: Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and the short story collection Dubliners. His flowing, sometimes musical, often challenging prose has provoked and inspired generations of readers. He died in 1941.
Date of Birth:February 2, 1882
Date of Death:January 13, 1941
Place of Birth:Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:Zurich, Switzerland
Education:B.A., University College, Dublin, 1902