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March 27, 2008 The Modern Tradition Joyce Mini-Bio Joyce lived the same years as Wolf: 1882-1941. Father took the family from prosperity to near-poverty. Attended a private Jesuit school, Clongowes. Had to withdraw when he was about 9, Joyce was very resentful. Blamed his father for the decline of their economic fortune and the premature death of his mother, to whom he had a strong Oedipal attachment. Very much shaped by his Irish-Catholic upbringing and oppression of Irish by the British. Felt that his mother country did not appreciate his genius. Left Dublin for Paris in 1902 to become a medical student, but never attended any classes. Called back in 1903 when his mother was dying. June 16, 1904-crystalizing day in Joyce’s life, met his wife Nora Baracle and decided he was going to marry her. She was not a very educated woman from west Ireland, captivated him immediately. She appealed to his sensuality and idealization of Western Ireland. Also met the model for Leopold Bloom, hero of his masterpiece
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ENGL 3500 taught by Professor Schwarz, d during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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