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A Week in Literary History

February 2nd, 2002

In 1882, Irish novelist James Joyce is born in Dublin. His masterwork Ulysses will be published in Paris on his 40th birthday, in 1922. On his 57th birthday in 1939, Joyce will hold the first bound copy of Finnegans Wake.

joycebyosborn.jpgJames Joyce, b. February 2, 1882, d. 1941

Quite simply the most respected writer of his day, Joyce would have been remembered if he had written nothing else but the long story called “The Dead.” His work has been the joy and despair of English-writing novelists, most of whom have dared not even attempt what the great modernist mastered. The peculiarity of Finnegans Wake, which is brilliant in its way, does not detract from the excellence of Dubliners and Portrait and the miracle of Ulysses.

Suggested Reading Stories Dubliners, 1914. Novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1916. Ulysses, 1922. Finnegans Wake, 1939. Play Exiles, 1918. Poetry Pomes Pennyeach, 1927. Collected Poems, 1937.

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