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James Joyce (1882 – 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century.

Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in a variety of literary styles, perhaps most prominently stream of consciousness.


James Joyce and his wife Nora lived in Trieste for the most part between 1904 and 1915. Here he completed A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and started work on Ulysses.

In Trieste Joyce was employed as an English teacher. One of his students in Trieste was Ettore Schmitz, better known by the pseudonym Italo Svevo. They met in 1907 and became lasting friends and mutual critics. Schmitz was a Catholic of Jewish origin and became a primary model for Leopold Bloom, one of the central characters in Ulysses.

While living in Trieste, Joyce was first beset with eye problems that ultimately required over a dozen surgical operations.

Both of James Joyce's children were born in Trieste: Giorgio (George) in 1905 and Lucia in 1907.


This is a really close shot of James Joyce's statue, which is located on one of the bridges over Trieste's Canal Grande.

A wider view of the location is included in the WS.


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