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Short Info

DiedJanuary 13, 1941, Zürich, Switzerland
SpouseNora Barnacle
MarkComplex stream-of-consciousness writing style, multilingual puns, non-use of hyphens.
FactHe was the eldest of 10 children.

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland. His father, John Joyce, was a civil servant, and his mother, Mary Jane Murray, was a homemaker. Joyce had ten siblings, seven of whom died in infancy. He was educated at Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boarding school, and Belvedere College, a day school. He then attended University College Dublin, where he studied modern languages and literature.

Joyce began his career as a journalist and writer in 1904. He moved to Paris in 1907, where he met his future wife, Nora Barnacle. They had two children together, Giorgio and Lucia. In 1914, Joyce returned to Dublin with his family. He published his first novel, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” in 1916.

In 1918, Joyce moved to Zurich, Switzerland, with his family. He published his most famous work, “Ulysses,” in 1922. The novel was banned in the United States and the United Kingdom for its sexually explicit content. In 1923, Joyce moved to Paris with his family. He published his final novel, “Finnegans Wake,” in 1939.

Joyce died of a brain hemorrhage on January 13, 1941, in Zurich. He was buried in the Fluntern Cemetery.

Joyce’s net worth at the time of his death was $4 million (equivalent to $68 million in 2019).

General Info

Full NameJames Joyce
DiedJanuary 13, 1941, Zürich, Switzerland
ProfessionAuthor, Poet, Novelist
EducationUniversity College Dublin, Belvedere College, Clongowes Wood College


SpouseNora Barnacle
ChildrenLucia Joyce, George Joyce
ParentsJohn Stanislaus Joyce, Mary Jane Murray
SiblingsStanislaus Joyce, May Kathleen Joyce, Florence Joyce, Eva May Joyce, Mabel Joyce, Margaret Alice Joyce, Chales Patrick Joyce, Eileen Joyce, George Alfred Joyce


MoviesBloom, I'm Going Home, The Dead, James Joyce's Women, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Uliisses, Passages from Finnegan’s Wake

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#Marks / Signs
1Complex stream-of-consciousness writing style, multilingual puns, non-use of hyphens.


1Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.
2A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
3[Upon meeting William Butler Yeats]: "We have met too late; you are too old to be influenced by me."
4There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being. [from a letter, 22 Nov. 1902, in which Joyce declared his intention of leaving Ireland for good]
5I confess that I do not see what good it does to fulminate against the English tyranny while the Roman tyranny occupies the palace of the soul. [lecture, 27 April 1907]


1A fan once asked Joyce if he could "shake the hand that wrote Ulysses." Joyce refused, saying "It's done other things as well.".
2Is lampooned in Noel Fielding's "Luxury Comedy", for his agonizingly slow writing process.
3He was the eldest of 10 children.
4Graduated from the University College of Dublin.
5The character of Leopold Bloom was based on Alfred H Hunter, a friend of Joyce's father who had once helped him recover after an alcohol fueled fight.
6He was an accomplished Tenor.
7Opened the first movie theater in Dublin, Ireland.
8The name of the cinema was 'The Volta'.



A Painful Case2014Short story
James Joyce's a Day in the Committee Room2014Short original story
James Joyce's After the Race2014Short original story
James Joyce's a Little Cloud2014Short original story
James Joyce's Clay2014Short original story
James Joyce's Eveline2014Short original story
James Joyce's Grace2014Short original story
522013-2014TV Series original story - 2 episodes
James Joyce's a Mother2014Short original story
James Joyce's an Encounter2014Short original story
James Joyce's Counterparts2014Short original story
James Joyce's the Boarding House2014Short original story
James Joyce's Two Gallants2014Short original story
James Joyce's the Sisters2014Short original story
James Joyce's the Dead2013Short oringinator
An Encounter2006Video short short story
The Dead2004Video short story
Je rentre2001book "Ulysses"
Vyhnanci2000TV Movie play
The Wake2000Video novel "Finnegan's Wake"
La femme1993inspired by "Exile"
Sashobao dgiuri1992story "Earth"
The Dead1987story "Dubliners"
Edith Clever liest Joyce1987TV Movie text
La voz humana1986TV Series author - 1 episode
James Joyce's Women1985novel
A Painful Case1984TV Movie story writer
Uliisses1982novel "Ulysses"
Estudio 11979TV Series play - 1 episode
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man1977novel
Esuli1976TV Movie play "Exiles"
Les exilés1975TV Movie play
Izgnanici1973TV Movie story
BBC Play of the Month1972TV Series original author - 1 episode
Fragments of an Alms-Film1972text - as J. Joyce
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1971TV Series story - 1 episode
Carnet de identidad1970Short texts
Erin éreintée1967Short novels 'Ulysses' & 'Portrait of the artist as a young man"
Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake1966novel
FestivalTV Series based on novel "Ulysses" by - 1 episode, 1964 Origianal Story - 1 episode, 1963
Encounter1960TV Series short story - 1 episode
The United States Steel Hour1956TV Series writer - 1 episode


The Artist as a Young Man: A Portrait of Cameron Fairchild2008Short special thanks

Archive Footage

Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #86
Paris Was a Woman1996DocumentaryHimself (in Paris) (uncredited)
The Twentieth Century1960TV Series documentaryHimself


Nominated Awards

1989USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe Dead (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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