A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James JoyceStephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and youth, providing an oblique self-portrait of the young Joyce. At its center are questions of origin and source, authority and authorship, and the relationship of an artist to his family, culture, and race. Exuberantly inventive, this coming-of-age story is a tour de force of style and technique.
Dubliners by James JoyceThrough what Joyce described as their "style of scrupulous meanness," these stories present a direct, sometimes searing view of Dublin in the early twentieth century.
Finnegans Wake by James JoyceThe entire work is cyclical in nature: the last sentence - a fragment - recirculates to the beginning sentence: "a way a lone a last a loved a long the / riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs." Joyce himself revealed that the book "ends in the middle of a sentence...
Ulysses by James JoyceUlysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer's Odyssey, and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works. June 16 is now celebrated by Joyce's fans worldwide as Bloomsday.
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