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

All moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday till the fear of the Law.

—James Joyce, 1939

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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