History Creator / JamesJoyce

12th Jun '16 8:26:28 AM JulianLapostat
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* CreatorProvincialism: All of Joyce's work is set in Dublin or the surrounding area, though he spent most of his adult life on the Continent.

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* CreatorProvincialism: All of Joyce's work is set in Dublin or the surrounding area, though he spent most of his adult life on the Continent. As he explained to Arthur Power:
--> '''James Joyce''': ''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 in the world. In the particular is contained the universal.''
12th Jun '16 6:35:09 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'' (1914): a collection of short stories about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin some Dubliners]].

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* ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'' (1914): a collection of short stories about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin some Dubliners]].Dubliners]], the final story ''The Dead'' was made into a well-regarded film by Creator/JohnHuston.




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12th Jun '16 5:09:36 AM JulianLapostat
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* {{Oireland}}: Subverted, except for the ones Joyce [[TruthInTelevision confirms]].

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* {{Oireland}}: {{Oireland}}:
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Subverted, except for the ones Joyce [[TruthInTelevision confirms]].confirms]]. Joyce generally refused to sentimentalize many of the common tropes associated with this, and generally played it for drama, and presented a very critical idea of the common stereotypes people foisted on the Irish, [[BecomingTheMask many of which are later internalized by the same Irishmen in their interactions with Englishmen and foreigners]].
** To some extent, ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' is a reconstruction, it's modelled on an Irish music hall song which had the Drunken Irishman stereotype as its main punchline, and is set in a single house in Dublin's Chapelizod district, but it reconstructs that as a universal experience [[PerspectiveFlip and essentially reconfigures the Western literary tradition from the perspective]] of this mentality.
12th Jun '16 5:03:32 AM JulianLapostat
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** If one comes to Joyce from reading ''Ulysses'' or ''Finnegans Wake'', ''Dubliners'' can be surprising for its simplicity, its elegance, its realism and also its seriousness. Except for one or two stories, they are lacking in the humour and low-spirited hijinks his famous novels are pepperedw with, and many of them are bleak and serious, written under the influence of Creator/AntonChekhov and Creator/HenrikIbsen.

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** If one comes to Joyce from reading ''Ulysses'' or ''Finnegans Wake'', ''Dubliners'' can be surprising for its simplicity, its elegance, its realism and also its seriousness. Except for one or two stories, they are lacking in the humour and low-spirited hijinks his famous novels are pepperedw peppered with, and many of them are bleak and serious, written under the influence of Creator/AntonChekhov and Creator/HenrikIbsen.
12th Jun '16 5:03:03 AM JulianLapostat
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The remaining bits of ''Stephen Hero'', Joyce's unfinished first draft of ''A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'', read like a much more conventional novel than the kind of thing he later got famous for.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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The remaining bits of ''Stephen Hero'', Joyce's unfinished first draft of ''A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'', read like a much more conventional novel than the kind of thing he later got famous for.for.
** If one comes to Joyce from reading ''Ulysses'' or ''Finnegans Wake'', ''Dubliners'' can be surprising for its simplicity, its elegance, its realism and also its seriousness. Except for one or two stories, they are lacking in the humour and low-spirited hijinks his famous novels are pepperedw with, and many of them are bleak and serious, written under the influence of Creator/AntonChekhov and Creator/HenrikIbsen.



* ShoutOut: At some point, to almost every major novelist and poet in the history of western literature.

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* RaisedCatholic: Joyce was baptized and educated by Jesuits at Trinity College. However this was largely on account of his mother's influence. His father was a Republican who supported Parnell (the Protestant politician who came ''very'' close to uniting the divide between Protestants and Catholics) and Joyce himself harbored the same sympathies and of course he dramatized his break from the church in ''A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'' ("non serviam"). However, he still had some sympathies for the Church rituals and regalia, though his wife Nora honored his request by refusing to allow him to recieve last rites ("I couldn't do that to him!").
* ShoutOut: At some point, to almost every major novelist and poet in the history of western literature.
3rd Jun '16 1:31:30 AM PaulA
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[[caption-width-right:140: Well hello there. [[HarkAVagrant I wrote you a letter.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:140: Well hello there. [[HarkAVagrant [[WebComic/HarkAVagrant I wrote you a letter.]]]]



James Joyce (Irish, 1882-1941), likely the most influential writer of the 20th century. If you think that's a bit hyperbolic, in 1998, ''Modern Library'' ranked ''{{Ulysses}}'' No. 1, and ''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan'' No. 3, on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

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James Joyce (Irish, 1882-1941), likely the most influential writer of the 20th century. If you think that's a bit hyperbolic, in 1998, ''Modern Library'' ranked ''{{Ulysses}}'' ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' No. 1, and ''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan'' No. 3, on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
3rd Jun '16 1:30:41 AM PaulA
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* AbusiveParents: Farrington in ''Dubliners's'' "Counterparts", receiving a surprisingly sympathetic, AntiVillain-like portayal.



* TheCity: Joyce claimed that if it was destroyed you could ''rebuild'' Dublin from the detail in ''Ulysses''.
* BeigeProse: Dropped in, as if from nowhere, late in ''Ulysses'', a conversation done in the stlye of a catechism (question-and-answer enquiry used in Church).



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The riffs on Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' are integral to understanding ''Ulysses''.



* GenderBender: In one of Bloom's internal dialogues in ''Ulysses'', he is turned into a woman and raped by the Brothel Madam, who has turned into a male ringmaster.
* GenreShift: This trope pops up in ''Portrait'', then rules the day in ''Ulysses''.
* GuideDangIt: In ''Ulysses'' and especially ''Wake'', spoilers and annotations are often necessary to get what the hell is going on.
* HurricaneOfPuns: ''Wake'' could be the trope namer.
* KavorkaMan: Blazes Boylan in ''Ulysses'
* MadArtist: UsefulNotes/CarlJung read ''Ulysses'' and concluded that Joyce was schizophrenic. Joyce for his part regarded Jung as an incompetent psychologist for his failure to properly treat his daughter Lucia.



* MeaningfulName: Dedalus, Bloom, HCE, etc.
* MindScrew: Some of ''Portrait'', most of ''Ulysses'', all of ''Wake''.



* {{Portmanteau}}: ''Wake'' could be the trope namer.
* ResetButton: Again, ''Wake'' could be the trope namer. Check out the first and last "sentences".
* RuleOfSymbolism: Used in ''Portrait'', almost overdone in ''Ulysses'', worn to a nub in ''Wake''.



* TropeNamer: One of the countless throwaway words in ''Wake'', "quark", is used in particle physics. JosephCampbell said he found the word "monomyth" in ''Wake'' too
* TwiceToldTale: ''Ulysses''
* UglyGuyHotWife: Leopold Bloom and Molly.
** Going by their personal letters, Joyce apparently saw himself in a similar situation with Nora.

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* TropeNamer: One of the countless throwaway words in ''Wake'', "quark", is used in particle physics. JosephCampbell said he found the word "monomyth" in ''Wake'' too
* TwiceToldTale: ''Ulysses''
* UglyGuyHotWife: Leopold Bloom and Molly.
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Going by their personal letters, Joyce apparently saw himself in a similar situation with Nora.



* WrittenSoundEffect:
** The thunderclap in ''Wake'':
--->"Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk"
** "mrkgnao" for the noise a cat makes, in ''Ulysses''.
3rd Jun '16 1:16:28 AM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}



* TwiceToldTale

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* TwiceToldTaleTwiceToldTale: ''Ulysses''
3rd Jun '16 1:15:18 AM PaulA
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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: ''Stephen Hero'', Joyce's unfinished first draft of ''A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'', the remaining bits of which read like a much more conventional novel than the kind of thing he later got famous for.

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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The remaining bits of ''Stephen Hero'', Joyce's unfinished first draft of ''A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'', the remaining bits of which read like a much more conventional novel than the kind of thing he later got famous for. for.
20th Apr '16 4:31:05 AM 06tele
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* {{Defictionalization}}: in ''Ulysses'', all the locations are real, some still exist, and real-life Dubliners crop up as characters with their real names.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: In almost everything he wrote, biblical and Homeric allusions and {{Shout Out}}s.
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