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Unformatted text preview: ENGL 121 4/16 James Joyce • Born 1882, died 1941 just like Woolf • Educated at Jesuit schools, Dublin College, good student • Learned Norwegian to read Ibsen, wrote letter of admiration • Knew Yeats personally, influenced by him • Interested in language, knew a lot • Became rebellious very early against Catholicism • Went to live as a starving artist in Paris • Got involved with lots of French literature, influenced by them • Briefly returned to Dublin for mother’s funeral • Moved away with Nora Barnacle, his girlfriend that he married in 1931 • Taught English in French, in 1915 moved to Switzerland during WWI • Lived in Paris after until WWI, moved back to Switzerland, died • First publication was Chamber Music, a collection of poems. Second was The Dubliners. Could not get the Dubliners published. • When it was published, Ezra Pound loved it, reviewed it in the Egoist • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, published serially in the Egoist • Got a grant from a literary fund and the government to help him escape poverty, didn’t...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course ENGL 121 taught by Professor Martinez during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08