James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.
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- All Day I Hear the Noise of Waters
- I Hear an Army Charging Upon the Land
- Be Not Sad
- A Flower Given to My Daughter
- Gentle Lady, Do Not Sing
- Ecce Puer
- Because Your Voice Was at My Side
- A Prayer
- At That Hour
- Go Seek Her Out
- From Dewy Dreams
- Sleep Now, O Sleep Now
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''It seems to me you do not care what banality a man expresses so long as he expresses it in Irish.''James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Daedalus, in Stephen Hero, ch. 17 (1944, revised 1975). In answer to Madden's attempts to convert h...
Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.... Old father, old artificer, stand me no...James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ch. 5 (1916). Departing from Ireland, in the c...
''Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.''James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ch. 5 (1916).
''Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.''James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ch. 5 (1916).
''I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.''James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Dedalus, in Ulysses, ch. 2 of 1984 edition (1922).
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