What is the meaning of the name Joyce?

Answer Joyce comes from the Breton word Iodoc, which means "Lord." The name started as a male first name before becoming a surname and then a female first name. Historic spellings include Josce, used by t... Read More »

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What is the book Ulysses by James Joyce about?

A condensed answer to this question is: Ulysses is about a single summer day in Dublin in the early 1900s. The book describes several characters but focuses largely upon Leopold Bloom (interpreted ... Read More »

How long did it take Joyce to write ''The Dubliners''?

It took Joyce almost five years to write The Dubliners.

When was James Joyce's ''Ulysses'' first published?

What is the first word in James Joyce's ''Ulysses''?

Ignoring titles and chapter headings the first word is stately.The first sentence is:STATELY, PLUMP BUCK MULLIGAN CAME FROM THE STAIRHEAD, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay... Read More »