James Joyce (1882-1941) is one of the most thoroughly read and analyzed authors in English literature. Numerous and varied interpretations of his work abound. He revolutionized the novel in the twentieth century by abandoning conventional narrative mode for stream of consciousness and unprecedented play of language. It holds Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake (1939) as the peak of literary achievement in this regard.
Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns and allusions.
The uniqueness of research lies to know his experimental use of language and his exploration of new literary methods in special context to Ulysses. Also to reveal his brilliant and innovative utilization of language, that keeps recurring interest of literary critics.
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Reema Sukhija. Thematic issues in James Joyce’s Novels (With Special Reference to Ulysses). Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 3(3): July-September, 2012, 386-389.