Joyce was an Irish novelist, short-story
writer, and poet, he is regarded as some of the most influential
writers of the 20th century, he is best remembered for Ulysses published
in 1922 generally regarded as his finest work.
He was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882.
And educated at Jesuit schools, where he won several prizes in national
competitions and gained a solid knowledge of languages, religious
and scholastic teachings.
He moved to University College, Dublin, it
was at this time Joyce rejected Catholicism and appeared to lose
his enthusiasm for formal education. He completed a degree in modern
languages, and went to Paris to study medicine, returning soon afterwards
when he learned his mother was dying.
Joyce remained in Dublin and wrote book reviews
for the Dublin Daily Express, he met and fell in love with Nora
Barnacle, this day was later immortalized as 'Bloomsday' the day
on which his masterpiece Ulysses (1922) takes place. Joyce and Nora
left Ireland and lived in Switzerland, Italy and France.