James Joyce

1882 - 1941

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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde movement and is regarded as one of the most influential and important writers of the 20th century. Joyce's novel Ulysses (1922) is a landmark in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in a variety of literary styles, most famously stream of consciousness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Joyce has received more than 5,532,708 page views. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 139 in 2019). James Joyce is the 85th most popular writer (down from 63rd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Irish Writer.

James Joyce is most famous for his novel Ulysses, which is considered to be one of the most important novels of the 20th century.

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Among writers, James Joyce ranks 85 out of 5,794Before him are Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf, Guy de Maupassant, Milan Kundera, Jonathan Swift, and Knut Hamsun. After him are Octave Mirbeau, Robert Frost, George Bernard Shaw, François Rabelais, Astrid Lindgren, and Toni Morrison.

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Among people born in 1882, James Joyce ranks 4Before him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Igor Stravinsky, and Virginia Woolf. After him are Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, Georgi Dimitrov, Ion Antonescu, Günther von Kluge, and Edward Hopper. Among people deceased in 1941, James Joyce ranks 5Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Rabindranath Tagore, Henri Bergson, and Virginia Woolf. After him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, James George Frazer, Walther Nernst, Arthur Evans, and Emanuel Lasker.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, James Joyce ranks 3 out of 460Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854) and Jonathan Swift (1667). After him are George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), and Peter O'Toole (1932).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, James Joyce ranks 3Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854) and Jonathan Swift (1667). After him are George Bernard Shaw (1856), Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), W. B. Yeats (1865), Laurence Sterne (1713), Iris Murdoch (1919), Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), and Saint Gall (550).