James Joyce

1882 - 1941

James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work 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 4,263,435 page views. His biography is available in 139 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 64th most popular writer.

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Among writers, James Joyce ranks 63 out of 4,883Before him are Matsuo Bashō, Friedrich Schiller, Sappho, Umberto Eco, Gabriel García Márquez, and Stefan Zweig. After him are Rabindranath Tagore, Marquis de Sade, Gustave Flaubert, Nikolai Gogol, Lewis Carroll, and Hesiod.

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Among people born in 1882, James Joyce ranks 3Before him are Franklin D. Roosevelt and Igor Stravinsky. After him are Virginia Woolf, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Sigrid Undset, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Lili Elbe, Ion Antonescu, Georgi Dimitrov, and Max Born. Among people deceased in 1941, James Joyce ranks 2Before him is Wilhelm II, German Emperor. After him are Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Walther Nernst, Emanuel Lasker, James George Frazer, and Arthur Evans.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, James Joyce ranks 2 out of 366Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854). After him are George Bernard Shaw (1856), Jonathan Swift (1667), Samuel Beckett (1906), George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), and Peter O'Toole (1932).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, James Joyce ranks 2Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854). After him are George Bernard Shaw (1856), Jonathan Swift (1667), 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).