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In selecting James Joyces Ulysses as the best novel of the twentieth century Time magazine affirmed Joyces lasting legacy in the realm of English literature James Joyce 1882-1941 the twentieth century Irish novelist short story writer and poet is a major literary figure of the twentieth-century Regarded as the most international of writers in EnglishKwith a global reputation Attridge pix Joyces stature in literature stems from his experimentation with English prose Influenced by European writers and an encyclopedic knowledge of European literatures Joyces distinctive writing style includes epiphanies the stream-of-consciousness technique and conciseness Born in Rathgar near Dubtin in 1882 he lived his adult life in Europe and died in Zurich Switzerland in 1941 The eldest of then children Joyce attended a Jesuit boarding school Clongowes Wood from 18888-1891 and Belvedere College another Jesuit school from 1893-1898 In 1902 Joyce graduated from University College and went to live in exile in Europe unable to tolerate the narrow-mindedness of his native country Ironically Ireland and Irish people become the subject of his short stories and novels The two central preoccupations of his work are a sense of betrayal Ireland dominated both political and economically by Britain and religiously by the Catholic Church caused Joyce to regard them as the two imperialisms Attridge P 34 Roman Catholicism is an integral aspect of the novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man In 1917 the English novelist HG Wells in a review of the novel in the New Republic wrote by far the most living and convincing picture that exists of an Irish Catholic upbringing Joyces focus on betrayal was a consequence of the downfall in 1889of the Irish leader Charles Stuart Parnell when he was attacked by the Irish Catholic Church when named a correspondent in a divorce case This treachery left an indelible mark on Joyces mind Joyce literary talent emerged at Belvedere as he began to read the work of European writers and
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