Joyce, James

James Joyce
James Joyce, by Alex Ehrenzweig, 1915

James Joyce was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882.

His poetry includes Chamber Music (London, Elkin Mathews, 1907); Pomes Pennyeach (Paris, Shakespheare & Company, 1927); and Collected Poems (New York, The Black Sun Press, 1963).

His collection of short stories is Dubliners (London, Grant Richards, 1914).

His play, Exiles, was first performed in 1917 (London, Grant Richards, 1918).

His novels are A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man (New York, B.W. Heubsch,1916); Ulysses (Paris, Shakespheare & Company, February 2, 1922); Finnegans Wake (London, Faber & Faber/New York, Viking, 1939); and Stephen Hero (ed. Theodor Spencer. London, Jonathan Cape/New York, New Directions, 1944).

His other writings include Giacomo Joyce (New York, Viking Press, 1968); The Critical Writings of James Joyce ed. Ellsworth Mason & Richard Ellman (London, Faber & Faber, 1959); Letters of James Joyce Vol 1, ed. Stuart Gilbert (Faber & Faber, 1957); and Letters of James Joyce Vol 2-3, ed Richard Ellmann (Faber & Faber, 1966).

Dublin editions of his work include Dubliners (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1992, with lithographs by Louis le Brocquy); Ulysses (edited by Dannis Rose, limited edition, Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1997; paperback edition London, Picador, 1997); Finnegans Wake (A Reading by Patrick Healy, set of boxed cassettes and booklet, The Lilliput Press, 1995); and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce, edited by Danis Rose and John O’Hanlon (Dublin, Houyhnhnm, by arrangement with Penguin Books, 2010).

He died in Zurich in 1941.

Passages from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake (film, 89’30”)
Directed by Mary Ellen Bute
Screenplay by Mary Manning
Cinematography by Ted Nemeth
Music by Elliot Kaplan

Mary Manning reads from The Wake
James Joyce at Ubuweb Sound, including his BBC reading from Anna Livia Plurabelle
Finnegans Wake at Houyhnhnm

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The James Joyce Centre, Dublin

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James Joyce at The National Library of Ireland