“Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.” ― James Joyce
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist movement of the early 20th century. He is best known for his 1922 novel, Ulysses, a revolutionary work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are contrasted using the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Joyce's other major works are the 1914 short story collection Dubliners, and the 1916 and 1939 novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.