James Joyce

James Joyce

Biography of James Joyce

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland. He attended Clongowes Wood College and Belvedere College, and he received a BA from the Royal University in Dublin.

In 1904 Joyce left Dublin with Nora Barnacle; the couple had two children and eventually married in 1931. From 1904 to 1905, they lived in Pola, Austria-Hungary, where Joyce published his first literary work, the satirical poem “The Holy Office.” They went on to live in Trieste, Zurich, and Paris, returning to Ireland only rarely.

Joyce published his first book of poetry, Chamber Music (Elkin Matthews), in 1907. He is also the author of the poetry collection Pomes Penyeach (Shakespeare and Company, 1927). In 1936 The Black Sun Press published Joyce’s Collected Poems, which included the poems from his previous two collections alongside the poem “Ecce Puer,” written in 1932.

A review, sometimes attributed to T. S. Eliot, of Chamber Music in The Egoist reads, “Mr. Joyce is probably something of a musician; it is lyric verse, and good lyric verse is very rare. It will be called ‘fragile,’ but it is substantial, with a great deal of thought behind fine workmanship.”

Joyce is best known for his works of fiction, including Ulysses (Shakespeare and Company, 1922), the focus of several incendiary literary controversies; Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (B. W. Huebsch, 1916); and Dubliners (Grant Richards, 1914). He also published Exiles: A Play in Three Acts (Grant Richards, 1918). Together, his works represent a major contribution to avant-garde modernism and to twentieth-century English literature.

Joyce suffered from a series of ocular illnesses, and he spent periods of his later life partially or totally blind. He died of complications from an intestinal surgery on January 13, 1941, in Zurich, Switzerland.

Short stories by James Joyce

  1. Araby

Poems by James Joyce

  1. A Flower Given to My Daughter
  2. A Memory of the Players in a Mirror at Midnight
  3. A Prayer
  4. All day I hear the noise of waters
  5. Alone
  6. At That Hour
  7. Bahnhofstrasse
  8. Be Not Sad
  9. Because Your Voice Was at My Side
  10. Bid Adieu
  11. Bright Cap and Streamers
  12. Dear Heart
  13. Ecce Puer
  14. Flood
  15. From Dewy Dreams
  16. Gentle Lady, Do Not Sing
  17. Go Seek Her Out
  18. I Hear an Army
  19. I Would in That Sweet Bosom Be
  20. In the Dark Pine-Wood
  21. Lean Out of the Window
  22. Lightly Come or Lightly Go
  23. Love Came to Us
  24. My Dove, My Beautiful One
  25. My Love Is in a Light Attire
  26. Nightpiece
  27. Now, O Now in This Brown Land
  28. O Cool Is the Valley Now
  29. O Sweetheart, Hear You
  30. O, It Was Out by Donnycarney
  31. Of That So Sweet Imprisonment
  32. On the Beach at Fontana
  33. Rain Has Fallen All the Day
  34. She Weeps over Rahoon
  35. Silently She's Combing
  36. Simples
  37. Sleep Now, O Sleep Now
  38. Strings in the Earth and Air
  39. The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly
  40. The Twilight Turns
  41. This Heart That Flutters Near My Heart
  42. Thou Leanest to the Shell of Night
  43. Though I Thy Mithridates Were
  44. Tilly
  45. Tutto รจ Sciolto
  46. Watching the Needleboats at San Sabba
  47. What Counsel Has the Hooded Moon
  48. When the Star Goes Forth in Heaven
  49. Who Goes Amid the Green Wood
  50. Winds of May