James Joyce – Happy Birthday!

A young James Joyce while living in ZurichBorn on 2 February 1882, the works of this 131-year old writer are still as spry and full-of-life as ever.

Historical Information

The blog at the James Joyce website has a spectacular blog post about James Joyce for his birthday, and Garrison Keillor talks a little about the personality and mannerisms of James Joyce on the A Writer’s Almanac podcast today.  There is also a good little bio over at the Poetry Foundation.

For more information about the life of James Joyce, most of the historical information has been compiled on the James Joyce website and Wikipedia page.

Favorite James Joyce Books

For a Good Read, I would recommend Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.  Ulysses earned the top spot on the New York Times Best Books (selected by the editorial board of Modern Library), and is #2 on my personal list.


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