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James Joyce 'kept British passport'

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James Joyce, one of the greatest ever Irish writers, decided to keep his British passport following Irish independence, his biographer has discovered.

Gordon Bowker told John Humphrys that Joyce despite definitely considering himself an Irishman, did not approve of the Nationalists' focus on the Irish language, which he felt was a backward step.


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