( 1882–1941), Irish writer; full name James Augustine Aloysius Joyce. An important writer of the modernist movement, he first became known for his short stories in Dubliners (1914). His novel Ulysses (1922) revolutionized the structure of the modern novel and developed the stream-of-consciousness technique. Other notable novels: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1914–15) and Finnegans Wake (1939).
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- It comes across as some kind of modernist Joycean construct, only in a generally postmodernist, vernacular idiom.
- It's been bought by a Joycean enthusiast, a barrister, who is restoring it at the moment.
- His work routinely exhibits a Joycean verbal playfulness and exuberance, and is littered with inventive neologisms and mixed metaphors.
Pronunciation: /ˈjoisēən/adjective & noun
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