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James Joyce

1882 - 1941

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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, 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, particularly stream of consciousness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Joyce has received more than 7,182,047 page views. His biography is available in 147 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 144 in 2019). James Joyce is the 68th most popular writer (up from 85th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Ireland (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd 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 68 out of 5,755Before him are Rabindranath Tagore, Jack London, Henrik Ibsen, Stefan Zweig, Arthur Rimbaud, and Charles Perrault. After him are Romain Rolland, Giacomo Casanova, Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, Astrid Lindgren, and Giorgio Vasari.

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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, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Georgi Dimitrov, and Max Born. Among people deceased in 1941, James Joyce ranks 3Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor and Rabindranath Tagore. After him are Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Maurice Leblanc, James George Frazer, Arthur Evans, and Robert Delaunay.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, James Joyce ranks 2 out of 501Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854). After him are Robert Boyle (1627), Jonathan Swift (1667), George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Edmund Burke (1729), Pierce Brosnan (1953), Bram Stoker (1847), and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, James Joyce ranks 2Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854). After him are Jonathan Swift (1667), George Bernard Shaw (1856), Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), W. B. Yeats (1865), Laurence Sterne (1713), Joseph Murphy (1898), Saint Gall (550), Iris Murdoch (1919), and Ethel Voynich (1864).