"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.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous novelists! More James Joyce on Wikipedia.