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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent ...

James Joyce Poems

All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters

All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
Sad as the sea-bird is when, going
Forth alone,

Be Not Sad

Be not sad because all men
Prefer a lying clamour before you:
Sweetheart, be at peace again -- -
Can they dishonour you?

Ecce Puer

Of the dark past
A child is born;
With joy and grief
My heart is torn.


The noon's greygolden meshes make
All night a veil,
The shorelamps in the sleeping lake
Laburnum tendrils trail.

Because Your Voice Was At My Side

Because your voice was at my side
I gave him pain,
Because within my hand I held
Your hand again.

James Joyce Quotes

11 November 2014

It seems to me you do not care what banality a man expresses so long as he expresses it in Irish.

11 November 2014

MUpon my word it makes my blood boil to hear anyone compare Aristotle with Plato. MWhich of the two, Stephen asked, would have banished me from his commonwealth?

11 November 2014

History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.

11 November 2014

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.

11 November 2014

If the Irish programme did not insist on the Irish language I suppose I could call myself a nationalist. As it is, I am content to recognize myself an exile: and, prophetically, a repudiated one.

James Joyce Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 27 January 2016

'' His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead. '' James Joyce, Dubliners

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Hamish Morcom 05 January 2012

I can imagine you were a fun guy when you weren't dead! Especially all the times you were an alcoholic! Finnegans wake was rubbish though, noone can understand it

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Elena Borg 11 November 2011

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David Mitchell 05 November 2005

James Joyce's poetry contains a beauty of a kind that is not to be met with elsewhere. These verses are an important contribution to the universal poem that poets contribute to, and yet it would seem that few people have read them. Take up and read, take up and read. They are written from the heart.

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Sixth Sense 28 August 2013

James Joyce was a very talented poet and author who thought much too highly of himself and his work. He is not as well read today probably because many of his writings are long, difficult, and hard to delve into. Joyce is not one of my favorite writers but some of his shorter prose and poems deserve a dissection. Dubliners is definitely worth reading and Araby is one of his best short stories although slightly weird in my opinion.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 01 November 2020

James Joyce who is ranked #134 on top 500 poets on date 01 November 2020, has written many beautiful poems of social benefits and has created history. He is well remembered by the readers. His each poem is a beautiful singing dove. We read his poems with eagerness and satisfaction.

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paul amrod 01 November 2020

I have always admired James Joyce and I loved his cappies.

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M Asim Nehal 02 March 2019

'Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.''..............

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M Asim Nehal 02 March 2019

'Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.''

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MUMmeddddd 19 April 2018

shity poems by shity author yeeeeeeeeeeeee

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