James Joyce


1888-1898

Attends Clongowes Wood College and Belvedere College.

1898

Enrolls at University College, Dublin.

1902

Graduates from university & goes to Paris.

1903

Returns from Paris. Death of his mother.

1904

Meets Nora Barnacle. Stays briefly at the Martello Tower. Publishes three stories under the name Stephen Daedalus, & begins Stephen Hero. Leaves for Trieste and Pola with Nora.

1905

Continues writing stories for Dubliners. His son, Giorgio, is born in Trieste.

1906

Moves to Rome.

1907

Returns to Trieste where his daughter, Lucia, is born. Chamber Music is published, & Joyce starts writing A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

1909

Opens the Volta, the first cinema in Dublin.

1912

Makes his final visit to Ireland.

1914

Dubliners is published, A Portrait of the Artist is serialized, & Joyce starts work on Ulysses.

1915

Finishes Exiles, & moves to Zurich because of the war.

1918

Parts of Ulysses are serialized in America and England.

1919-1920

Returns to Trieste, then moves to Paris.

1921

Ulysses is banned in America.

1922

Ulysses is published by Shakespeare and Company, Paris.

1923

Starts writing "Work in Progress" (later Finnegans Wake).

1927

Pomes Penyeach published.

1931

Marries Nora. Death of his father.

1933

American ban on Ulysses is lifted.

1939

Finnegans Wake is published.

1940

Returns to Zurich because of the war.

1941

13 January: Dies & is buried at Fluntern cemetery.

And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes. <

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