James Joyce is one of the most famous (and most controversial) stylists of his time. He's known for works like Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Finnegans Wake. Exiled from Ireland, he continued to return to his homeland in his stories and novels--with characters who experience epiphanies, universal truths, and Ulysses-inspired journeys. He wrote: "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."
James Joyce Birth:
He was born James Augustine Aloysius Joyce in Dublin, Ireland on February 2, 1882.
James Joyce Death:
On January 11, 1941, he underwent surgery to correct a perforated ulcer. He gradually deteriorated, passed away on January 13, and was buried in Fluntern Cemetery. His wife and son were later buried next to him.