James Joyce was one of the most important Irish writers and he was very popular in all the world in the 20th century. He was born in Dublin on 1882 and he died in Zurich on 1941. His most popular works are Ulysses, Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake. Joyce was born to a lower-middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College, Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; Ulysses in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city.
It is one of the most influential works of de XX century and it is considered one of the most important works after Shakespeare. The book consists of 18 chapters, each covering roughly one hour of the day, beginning around 8 a.m. and ending some time after 2 a.m. the following morning. Each chapter employs its own literary style, and parodies a specific episode in Homer's Odyssey. Furthermore, each chapter is associated with a specific colour, art or science, and bodily organ. Ulysses
We can find some James Joyce’s works in “The James Joyce Centre”. The Centre's permanent and temporary exhibitions interpret and illuminate various aspects of Joyce's life and work. The Joyce Centre is the new home to highlights from the National Library’s 2004-2006 landmark James Joyce & Ulysses exhibition. Through interactive installations and three films, you may delve into the novel, its historical backdrop, its publishing controversies and learn more about Joyce's life. The Centre also hosts International Joyce, an exhibition originally organised by the Cultural Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland.
Biography -Satirist, essayist, political pamphleteerr, poet and cleric. -The foremost prose satirist in the English language. -He attended Dublin University (Trinity College, Dublin). -Considered the creator of the female name Vanessa. Refered to Esther Vanhomrigh (Van- y Es-) -He wrote his own epitaph.
Works and statues - The Battle of the Books. -A Tale of a Tub. -Drapier's Letters. -Gulliver's Travels. -A Modest Proposal. -There is also a bust of him in St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Oscar Wilde He was born in 1854, in Dublin. He studied at University of Oxford and University of Dublin. Oscar Wilde's house (Dublin)
Wilde's tomb (Paris) Merrion Square (Dublin) Monument of Oscar Wilde (Merrion Square, Dublin) Aestheticism: an English artistic movement at the end of XIX century, based on the importance of the beauty
Most important books Prose → The Picture of Dorian Gray (only novel) → De profundis → The Canterville Ghost Tales → The happy Prince and other tales Poems → Ravenna → Ballad of Reading Gaol Plays → Salomé → The importance of being Earnest
Index History Use of the museum Rooms Questions
HISTORY Mauricio Gorham (1902 – 1975) Opened in November 1991. Situated in Parnell Square. Eighteenth-century house
Use of the museum Collection, displays and activities about Irish literature. International Level:Association with the Irish Writers' Centre provides with living writers and the international literary scene. National Level: it acts as a centre, pulling together the strands of Irish literature and complementing the smaller.
Rooms In the two Museum Rooms: history of Irish literature from its beginnings up to recent times. First floor: the Exhibition Room. At the top: the Gorham Library with its Stapleton ceiling. Next to the Library is the salon, known as The Gallery of Writers. At the back: the Coffee Shop and Bookshop.