Perhaps the most well-regarded Irish author, James Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) had an immense impact on literature in Ireland and beyond, and brought the modernist literary movement to its zenith. His four most well known works, Dubliners, The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake are increasingly complex and controversial, many regarding Finnegans Wake to be gibberish and Ulysses, though widely considered a masterpiece, is as known for alienating potential readers. A controversial figure, he spent much of his life away from Ireland, though it is the setting of all his works. He died in Zurich. His lasting legacy is carried on yearly with the Bloomsday tradition (16th June).
Letter To The Editor of ‘Sinn Féin’ (1911)