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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce.

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James Joyce.

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.

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