January 13, 1941
After undergoing surgery on January 11 for an ulcer, James Joyce, Ireland’s most famous author, relapsed and fell into a coma. Born on February 2 1882, Joyce has been widely regarded as one of the greatest and most complex writers in history. He published Ulysses, his most famous work, in 1922. An intensely complex man, he is known for making Dublin a setting and topic for world literature. He died on January 13, 1941 and is buried at the Fluntern Cemetery in Zurich. At the time, the Irish government denied the repatriation of Joyce’s remains.