I came across another sculpture where so many people were sitting on the base, that I had a hard time finding the plaque about the sculpture.
Well, I did find it and found out this life-size bronze statue was of novelist James Joyce.
James Joyce is known for his novel Ulysses, one of the most important literary novels of the 20th century. Ulysses is about the lives of people and places on Dublin's streets, hour-by-hour on 16 June 1904.
Joyce was born to a middle-class family in 1882, he excelled in school and attended University College, Dublin. He lived abroad but wrote about Dublin and the people he knew from Dublin. He died in 1941 and is buried in Zurich.
In 1990, sculptor Marjorie Fitzgibbon created James Joyce looking very relaxed, leaning on his cane, one hand in his pocket and crossed-legged, a pose that is similar to Charlie Chaplin.
Joyce was considered to be one of the most brilliant and influential writers of the 20th century.
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.
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.
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.
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'? :)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?