James Joyce Statue, Dublin

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    THE PRICK WITH THE STICK

    by davidjo Written Jul 29, 2015

    In North Earl Street you can find a statue of one of Ireland's greatest writers and poets, but the locals refer to this statue in rather an uncomplimentary way and ridicule it a lot. The statue is life-sized and he is standing in a casual manner, and was commissioned in the 90's by Marjorie FitzGibbon.

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    James Joyce is here again

    by gordonilla Written May 28, 2015

    As you walk around Dublin, there are many statues on street corners and in squares. This was located in a busy shopping area and there was a great deal of interest in standing beside it. It took a long time to get the area audience free.

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    James Joyce

    by Airpunk Updated May 8, 2011

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    One of the most famous Irish authors is James Joyce. Some may have had the doubtful experience of having read into “Ulysses“ or “Finnegan’s Wake“. Joyce is known for having influenced 20th century literature as well is for his ribald humour. Probably he would like the nickname of his statue: “The prick with the stick”. It is located in the North Earl Street, close to O’Connell Street. I have seen a James Joyce statue impersonator on both of my visits in Dublin.

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    James Joyce Statue

    by orlikins Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This statue of one of Ireland's most famous writers has actually got 2 left feet! See it for yourself :) It has been there since 1990.

    It faces the GPO and the Spire.

    In keeping with the good old Dublin tradition of rude rhyming slang for statues, this statue is alternatively known as The Prick With the Stick. Imaginative or wha'? :)

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    Statue of James Joyce

    by littlesam1 Written Mar 26, 2009

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    This statue of James Joyce is located on Earl Street just at the corner of O'Connell Street. Joyce was an was an expatriate Irish writer and poet. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. His best known work is Ulysses. I thought the statue made him look like Truman Capote, but that was just my impression.

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    James Joyce Statue

    by darkjedi Updated Jan 27, 2009

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    With his staggar and hat writer James Joyce (1882-1941) has a lovely statue on North Earl Street opposite the General Post Office. It is known to the Dublin people as "The Prick with the Stick".

    Sculpted by Marjorie Fitsgibbon and cast by the Dublin Arts Foundation.

    Unveiled by the RH Lord Mayor of Dublin Alderman Senator Sean Haughey on Bloomsday 1990. Presented to the city by the North Earl Street Business Association and the DCCBA.

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    by doug48 Written Jul 7, 2007

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    born in 1882 james joyce is dublin's most famous novelist. he used dublin as a setting for his major works, "portrait of the artist as a young man", "dubliners", and "ulysses". joyce claimed that if dublin was ever destroyed it could be recreated through the pages of ulysses. the irish banned this novel as pornographic until the 1960's.

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    JAMES JOYCE

    by hevbell Updated Dec 3, 2006

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    One of Dublins most famous sons, James Joyce - the author of Finnigans Wake among others - is immortalised in statue form on Earl Street just off O'Connell Street. Of course, in what seems to be a tradition in Dublin, the statue has been given a "flattering" nickname! In this case its the "Prick with the Stick"!

    There is also a bust of James Joyce in St Stephen Green

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    James Joyce

    by Fen Updated Jun 6, 2005

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    James Joyce was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882 (1882-1941), Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finneganns Wake (1939). 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.

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    by Cruefan Updated Jun 6, 2005

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    1882—1941, Irish novelist. one of the most influential and significant novelist of the 20th centtury. He wrote the books- Ulysses, Dubliners, and Finnegans wake among many others admit I've never read any of them , but I might someday. He has a momument off of O'Connell Str right next to the Kylemore Cafe. He also has a museum right across the street.

    This was another statue that I was lucky to get a good picture of. For some people love to sit on statues and momuments in Dublin.

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    James Joyce

    by elcolibri Updated May 27, 2005

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    James Joyce, the great and famous irish Nobel prize writer is present in Dublin with a tour, plaques, museum and statues. I am in accord with it but I think in other important irish writers as Yeats, Shaw or Wilde. Or it is only because he wrote Dubliner?

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    James Joyce Statue

    by Mahieu Updated May 14, 2005

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    As mentioned before, the literary history of Dublin is amazing. The most famous writer is probably James Joyce. He was the writer of Ulysses, a tale of the adventures of the salesman Leopold Bloom on June 16, 1904. The book is so famous that every year on the 16th of June, "Bloomsday" is celebrated.

    The James Joyce statue can be found in Earl Street, at the corner of O'Connell Street, close to the Millenium Spire. As all main statues in Dublin, this one also got a nickname: " The Prick with the Stick".

    Except from the statue, Dublin also has its James Joyce Center, James Joyce Tower, James Joyce House and James Joyce Bridge!

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    Standing near one of the most famous writers

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Feb 11, 2004

    Well, there's one writer who's imminently present in Dublin and that the famous James Joyce
    I would and should stand next to the creator of Ulysses and Finnegan's wake - luckily it was not thta difficult at all...

    I didn't visit the James Joyce Museum because the Writers Museum seemd enough literary museum for one day

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    Statue of James Joyce

    by js77 Written Jul 26, 2007

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    The statue of James Joyce is on North Earl Street. Every literature lover should visit it as the modern literature would be different if not the works of this great author.

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    James Joyce

    by sparkieplug24 Written Mar 1, 2006

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    James Joyce was an Irish Novelist born in Dublin in 1882. There is a statue of him just of oconnell street

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