History Creator / JamesJoyce

17th Nov '17 5:59:56 PM dlchen145
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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 ''Literature/{{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 Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish, 1882-1941), (2 February 1882 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer, likely the most influential writer of the 20th century. If you think that's a bit hyperbolic, in 1998, ''Modern Library'' ranked ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' No. 1, and ''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan'' No. 3, on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
23rd Apr '17 11:53:36 AM JulianLapostat
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* TheOneWhoMadeItOut: ''Dubliners'' and ''A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man'' deals with the yearning of young Irish people trapped in an EpiphanicPrison hoping to be different, doing different but never moving an inch. Joyce's ''Ulysses'' and also ''Finnegans Wake'' reverses this somewhat, in that it deals with characters who are content with staying back in Ireland and never moving out and who are interesting for having made that choice. Of course, at that time, Joyce himself had moved out of Ireland and settled in Continental Europe.
8th Feb '17 10:46:44 AM crazysamaritan
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* ShoutOut: At some point, to almost every major novelist and poet in the history of western literature.
* SpiritualSequel: Read his four major works in their published order. Each expands upon the themes of the last, each ups the ambition of the style, and the character of Stephen Dedalus can be seen taking shape in Joyce's mind in the pages of Dubliners.

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* ShoutOut: At some point, to almost every major novelist and poet in the history of western literature.
* SpiritualSequel:
SpiritualSuccessor: Read his four major works in their published order. Each expands upon the themes of the last, each ups the ambition of the style, and the character of Stephen Dedalus can be seen taking shape in Joyce's mind in the pages of Dubliners.
11th Nov '16 5:42:04 AM WillBGood
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::If our primary article on the book cannot answer your questions, maybe ''SelfDemonstrating/FinnegansWake'' will?

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our primary article on the book cannot answer your questions, maybe ''SelfDemonstrating/FinnegansWake'' will?
11th Nov '16 5:41:41 AM WillBGood
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23rd Sep '16 7:01:12 AM 06tele
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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"). He had some sympathies for the Church rituals and regalia, though he lost his Catholic faith while a young man. When he died, his wife Nora honoured his intentions, refusing to let anyone give him the last rites ("I couldn't do that to him!").

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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"). He had some sympathies for the Church rituals and regalia, though he lost his Catholic faith while a young man. When he died, a Catholic priest offered to give him a religious funeral but his wife Nora honoured his intentions, refusing to let anyone give him intentions and turned the last rites offer down ("I couldn't do that to him!").
23rd Sep '16 6:59:27 AM 06tele
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Excepting various short stories and poems, and a play called ''Exiles'' that virtually no one reads, Joyce's CV is four works long, yet all of them are considered highly important works and present in many reading lists of college literature:

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Excepting various a few articles, a handful of short stories and poems, and a play called ''Exiles'' that virtually no one reads, Joyce's CV is four works long, yet all of them are considered highly important works and present in many reading lists of college literature:



* 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!").

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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 He had some sympathies for the Church rituals and regalia, though he lost his Catholic faith while a young man. When he died, his wife Nora honored honoured his request by intentions, refusing to allow let anyone give him to recieve the last rites ("I couldn't do that to him!").
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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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.
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