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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce

Birthplace: 44 Brighton Square, Terenure, Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Zurich, Zurich District, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Stanislaus Joyce and Mary Jane Murray
Husband of Nora Barnacle
Father of Giorgio Joyce and Lucia Anna Joyce
Brother of John Stanislaw Joyce; Charles Patrick Joyce; Mabel Josephine Anne Joyce; Eileen Isabella Joyce; Eva May Joyce and 2 others

Occupation: Novelist & Poet
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About James Joyce

James (Augustine Aloysius) Joyce

James Joyce , Irish novelist considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century 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.

Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; Ulysses in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of Ulysses he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world.



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James Joyce's Timeline

February 2, 1882
44 Brighton Square, Terenure, Dublin, Ireland
February 5, 1882
Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
June 27, 1905
Age 23
Trieste, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
July 26, 1907
Age 25
Trieste, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
July 4, 1931
Age 49
London, England, United Kingdom
January 13, 1941
Age 58
Zurich, Zurich District, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland