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Still looking Joyces modernistic view of Dublin society permeates all of his writings The Irish experiences account for a large portion of Joyces writings Stephen Dedalus is sometimes Joyces pseudonym and represents Joyce and his life in Joyces works Joyce plays a crucial role in the modernist movement in literature Some of the well known innovative techniques used by Joyce are symbolism realism stream-of consciousness and epiphanies James Joyces writings contain autobiographical matter and display his view of life in Dublin Ireland with the use of innovative techniquesJoyce was born into a middle-class Catholic family in Dublin Ireland on February 2 1882 and wrote all his works about that city even though he lived outside Ireland from 1904 on The familys lack of financial prosperity forced them to move to an impoverished area in North Dublin Joyces parents still managed to send him to Clongowes Wood College Belvedere College and later to the University College in Dublin where Joyce became increasingly committed to language and literature as a champion of Modernism He lived in poverty and obscurity until 1922 Joyces concern with life among the Irish lower middle class is reflected in his works such as Dubliners Weir OL One writer said that Joyce revolutionized the treatment of plot and characterization in fiction Weir OL Many critics consider William Shakespeare his only rival as a master of the English Language Weir OL He died on January 13 1941 in Zurich Joyce wrote a short-story collection Dubliners which was published in 1914 Many incidents and characters in Dubliners can be shown to have origin in real personalities whom Joyce would have known and to be based on experiences he and others had undergone Brown xiii This shows the novels relation to Joyces life Joyce conveyed his view of everyday life in Dublin through this book Joyce saw himself giving people some kind of intellectual pleasure or spiritual enjoyment by converting the bread of every-day life
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