But you don't need to wait until June to learn more about James Joyce. James Joyce caused a controversy at his college's paper. James Joyce turned to a completely inexperienced publisher to release his most well-known book. James Joyce created a 100-letter word to describe his fear of thunder and lightning. In a letter, D.H. Lawrence—who wrote such classics as Women in Love and Lady Chatterley’s Lover—said of Joyce: “My God, what a clumsy olla putrida James Joyce is!