James Joyce
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"James Augustine Aloysius Joyce" was an Irish people/Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the Modernism/modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.

Joyce is best known for Ulysses (novel)/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 (narrative mode)/stream of consciousness technique he utilized. Other well-known 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 other writings include 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 at the Jesuit schools Clongowes Wood College/Clongowes and Belvedere College/Belvedere, despite the chaotic family life imposed by his father's love of drink and precarious finances. He went on to attend University College Dublin.

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