(1882-1941) an Irish writer of novels. Joyce greatly influenced the way English novels were written, with his use of unusual and invented words, and different styles of writing such asstream of consciousness (=expressing thoughts and feelings as they pass through the mind). His most famous novels are Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, andFinnegans Wake.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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