The author of such classics as "Dubliners", "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", "Ulysses", "Finnegans Wake", and more, James Joyce is regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time. Known for his experimental use of language, Joyce endured controversy surrounding much of his work, including one of the most famous censorship trials in history. "Critical Companion to James Joyce" examines this groundbreaking Irish novelist by exploring his work and influences, including family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances, as well as important places where he lived and worked. In this single-volume reference, admirers, general readers, and lovers of literature will discover hundreds of entries covering every aspect of Joyce's life and work. Coverage includes: a biography of Joyce; synopses and critical discussions of all Joyce's published work, with extensive analyses of the major fiction titles; profiles of significant members of Joyce's family and social circle; discussions of intellectual and literary influences on Joyce; accounts of censorship and legal battles; and characters in his fiction. Additional material includes: a working outline of Finnegans Wake; and the Ulysses schema.