Stephens, James

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Stephens, James Gender: M
born on 9 February 1880
Place Dublin, Ireland, 53n20, 6w15
Timezone LST m6w15 (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°11' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif


Irish writer, a fantasy novelist and poet.

Stephens died 12/26/1950, London.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Original notes for chart of 2 Feb 1882, 6am, Dublin: Fowler's No. 442 quotes him on a radio interview, in AJ 2/20.

In March 2014, Sy Scholfield quotes the introduction by Norman Jeffares in "The Poems of James Stephens" by ‎Shirley Stevens Mulligan (2006), p. xi: "Who was James Stephens? Many aspects of his early life are obscure, and he did little to clarify them. He was born in Dublin on 9 February 1880 (though he always said in later life that he was born on the same day as James Joyce, 2 February 1882), his father Francis Stephens, a vanman, dying two years later." [1].

Commenting on a letter from James Joyce, Stephens remarked: "How Joyce made this discovery, I do not know, but he revealed to me that his name was James and mine was James; that my name was Stephens and the name he had taken for himself in his best book [Finnegans Wake] was Stephen; that he and I were born in the same country, in the same city, in the same year, in the same month, on the same day, at the same hour, six o'clock in the morning of the second of February" (from "Yeats and Joyce: Cyclical History and the Reprobate Tradition" by Alistair Cormack [Ashgate, 2008], p. 173). Cormack writes in a footnote on the same page: "Stephens had, in fact, falsified his birthday and was two years older than Joyce anyway."


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Fantasy)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet