James Joyce

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James Joyce (2 February 1882 — 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer.

In the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, there are at least three references to Joyce and his works:

  1. A brief reference in a draft of the lecture "A Secret Vice".[1]
  2. A note on the back of a manuscript page of The Lord of the Rings, held at the collections of the Marquette University.[1]
  3. The line "Anna Livia Plurabelle" (from Joyce's Finnegans Wake) at the top of a linguistic manuscript.[2][3]

Works comparing the literature of Joyce and Tolkien include: "Yeats, Joyce and Tolkien, the Artist as Magician" in Mythlore 36 (1983), Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology (2005), and The Loss and the Silence: Aspects of Modernism in the Works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien & Charles Williams (2011).

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 John D. Rateliff, "The New Arrival: Parma Twenty (comment field)" dated 8 September 2012, Sacnoth's Scriptorium (accessed 15 September 2012)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Qenya Alphabet", in Parma Eldalamberon XX (edited by Arden R. Smith)
  3. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: II. Reader's Guide, p. 817