James Joyce dies

Ireland's greatest author, James Joyce, dies on January 13, 1941. A commemorative museum was established for him in Dublin, where his first work, Dubliners, was composed--according to Joyce--in a style of scrupulous meanness. Later, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses established Joyce as one of the most intellectually complex and daring writers of the 20th century. His work demonstrates a phenomenal mastery of language, philosophy, psychology, and mythology.