James Joyce was an Irishman whose literary works contributed a great deal to the 20th century.
In his story "Ulysseys", Joyce uses the "dance of the hours" technique in which every hour of the day he creates a new writing style.
Joyce's use of vocabulary was unheardof. In just "Ulysseys", he uses more vocabulary than in all of Shakespeare's works.
He used a "Stream of Conciousness" writing style. This style allows the reader to take a look inside the characters mind and hear their thoughts.
His main themes were love, death, and freedom. These can be found in a number of his works.
In "Ulysseys", other major themes are time and conciousness.
In "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", the themes are religion, spirituality, sin and identity
His most well known works are:
- Finnegans Wake
- Chamber Music
- Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man