It was also here where Ezra Pound brought him to the attention of English feminist and publiJames Joycer Harriet Shaw Weaver who would become Joyce's patron providing him thousands of pounds over the next 25 years and relieving him of the burden of teaching in order to focus on his writing. During this era Joyce's eyes began to give him more and more problems. Nevertheless after four years he was restless and after the war he returned to Trieste as he had originally planned.
Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere then at University College Dublin. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914) and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). ".