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January 13, 2013

Joyce’s Death and Wake

James Joyce   (1882 - 1941)

James Joyce
(1882 – 1941)

On this day in 1941 James Joyce died in Zurich at the age of fifty-eight. Even without the dislocation of WWII, Joyce’s last years were beset with difficulties — the schizophrenia of his daughter, the breakdown of his son’s career and marriage, his own poor health, ongoing battles over Ulysses and new worries about Finnegans Wake. “Though not so blind as Homer, and not so exiled as Dante,” writes biographer Richard Ellmann, “he had reached his life’s nadir.”

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    Comment by Martin — January 31, 2013 @ 6:20 am


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