Black and white photograph of Irish novelist James Joyce.

James Joyce

(1882 - 1941)

Offered one pound per short story by the editor of a farmers’ magazine in 1904, James Joyce published three under the pseudonym Stephen Daedalus—later included in Dubliners—before the editor decided that the content was not quite right. Stephen became the protagonist of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, published in 1916, and a main character in Ulysses, published in 1922. Once asked by a young man if he could kiss the hand that wrote Ulysses, Joyce replied, “No, it did lots of other things too.” 

All Writing

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

—James Joyce, 1922

Voices In Time

1916 | Dublin

Contrition

James Joyce’s sermon on hell.More

The snotgreen sea. The scrotumtightening sea.

—James Joyce, 1922

Voices In Time

c. 1890 | Dublin

Report Card

James Joyce catalogs the voices on the the playground.More

Time’s ruins build eternity’s mansions.

—James Joyce, 1922

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