The Angle

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In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"Unable to find the freedom of spirit which of needs must cohabit with the mind of a genius, finding the parochialism and the wide gap between myth and reality in his native land paradoxically too constricting, James Joyce at an early age, left Ireland and made the world his home. Residing in Trieste, Paris, Zurich and Vienna, he taught language and attempted to fill his insatiable thirst for symbols of thought by imprinting on his mind the words of all men. The juxtaposition of sounds and their meanings were the vehicles of his genius. Experimenting with the words and letters of many languages, he created his own language, one born of complex word play, of alliteration and assonance, a cadence of many tongues."

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