From a young age, James Joyce showed a precocious and original intellect and a confidence in his own artistic destiny. He would indeed go on to transform the nature of modern literature, employing a unique streamofconsciousness technique rich in symbolism and wordplay. Through his art, the Dublin native sought to reveal the radiance and meaning that lurks in the everyday world"the soul of the commonest objectevoking a heightened sense of consciousness within the grit of common life. James Joyce in 90 Minutes offers a concise, expert account of Joyces life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on mans struggle to understand his place in the world. The book also includes a list of Joyces chief works, a chronology of his life and times, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.