James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922). The title alludes to Odysseus (Latinised into Ulysses), the hero of Homer’s Odyssey, and establishes a series of parallels between characters and events in Homer’s poem and Joyce’s novel.
- Books by Joyce
- Dubliners, 1914
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1916
- Ulysses, 1922
- Finnegans Wake, 1939
- Books about Joyce
- Richard Ellmann, James Joyce, 1959/1982