|Date of Birth:||1882|
|Date of Death:||1941|
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Along with Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and others, Joyce was a key figure in the development of the modernist novel. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922). Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939).
Mercenaries Liam Donovan and Thomas North talked over about James Augustine Aloysius Joyce during a card game. Donovan, an Irishman, extolled Joyce and his writings; in contrast to North, an Englishman, who disdained the writer for renouncing his Roman Catholicism and for leaving Ireland for good. He also criticized Joyce's punctuation in his writings as atrocious. Henry Sims, who was also playing with Donovan and North, had been required to read Joyce's Ulysses in college, and had found it a terrible experience.