Joyce's Words

The Words pages examine Joyce's vocabulary not so much to celebrate an individualistic and exuberant wordsmith, but in search of the sources of his language. In the same way that Joyce plucks characters and situations from the Dublin life around him for his fiction, he often selects distinctive vocabulary from the mass of discourse by which he was surrounded in his daily life.
        As a result, a new Joyce emerges: one who is still a creative inventor, but also one who weaves into his fiction more of the energetic vocabulary of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ireland than has previously been recognised.


For a full listing of notes and articles in this category go to Articles


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     - Pronouncing Joyce
    - Moechus and
       scortum: not so
       neuter words (U)
       Joyce's words in
       the OED (REVISED)
           and more...