A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ‘JAMES JOYCE’!
Today on 2nd February Comes the Birthday of another literary legend: JAMES JOYCE!
JAMES JOYCE WAS BORN ON 2’FEBRUARY 1882 in a suburb of DUBLIN.
JAMES JOYCE WAS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENCIAL NOVELISTS OF 20TH-CENT..He was also a poet with three books of verse to his credit.He also penned several essays,a few plays(EXILE ws the most notable drama) and wrote countless articles for many newspapers n magazines.
JOYCE BECAME A STAR AND CELEBRITY NOVELIST AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF HIS magnum-opus ‘ULYSSES’ IN 1922.THE INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES employed in this novel were iconoclastic in their scope n influence.ULYSSES CHANGED THE VERY COURSE AND FORCE OF NOVEL-WRITING FOR ONCE N ALL!THE NOVEL REMAINS A MASTERPIECE AND WAS DECLARED AT NUMBER-ONE SLOT IN ‘THE 100 BEST FICTIONS OF 20TH CENT.’AS COMPILED BY THE ‘MODERN-LIBRARY’ USA.
JOYCE’S other novels:- ‘A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNGMAN’ and ‘FINNEGAN-WAKE’ also occupy places in the 100 BEST FICTIONS OF 20TH-CENT. .
THE STORY BECAME SECONDARY AND WHAT TOOK THE CENTERSTAGE IS WHAT GOES INSIDE THE CEREBRAL-WIRES IN A CHARACTER.THIS SHIFT WAS GROUND-BREAKING!
FOR LAYMEN JOYCE WORKS REMAIN LARGELY INACCESSIBLE FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL-EXCESSES. . .EVEN ACADEMICS FIND IT EXTREMELY HARD TO MAINTAIN TEMPO WHILE READING HIS MOST STRANGE NOVEL: FINNEGAN-WAKE!
JOYCE EXERTED A LARGER THAN LIFE KINDA INFLUENCE OVER ALL MODERNIST WRITERS AROUND THE GLOBE.SAMUEL BECKETT WAS HIS BEST FAN AND HAD ASSISTED JOYCE IN PENNING ‘FINNEGAN-WAKE’!
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ‘MASTER-NOVELIST’!