BirthdayJune 9, 1920
BirthplaceToledo, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About James Joyce

    Full name: James Joyce
    Also known as: James Joyce, James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Joyce, James Augustine Aloysius
    Professions: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Production Manager
    Nationality: Irish
    Occupation: Novelist, poet

  2. James Joyce Known for

    A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Too Late Blues (1961), Faces (1968), Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

  3. James Joyce Death information

    Died: Monday, 13th of January, 1941 (Age: 20)

  4. James Joyce Biography

    James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) 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 prominent among these 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 in 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin—a kilometre from his mother's birthplace in Terenure—into a middle-class family on the way down. A brilliant student, he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, winning gold medals and exhibitions, despite the chaotic and precarious family life imposed by his father's love of drink, gambling and good company. He was a brilliant student at University College Dublin.In 1904, in his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe with his partner Nora Barnacle. They lived in Trieste, Paris, and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe centres on 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. In the particular is contained the universal."

  5. James Joyce Family

    Spouse: Nora Barnacle
    Childrens: Giorgio

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