James Joyce And Chris McCandless
James Joyce is undoubtedly the most influential writer of the early 20th Century. A master of the stream of consciousness technique, Joyce’s career defining work was the Ulysses (1922), a modern version of Homer's Odyssey with three main characters similar to the ones in Odyssey. Ulysses has gained the reputation of being amongst the finest novels ever written.
“He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. He was alone and young and wilful and wildhearted, alone amid a waste of wild air and brackish waters and the seaharvest of shells and tangle and veiled grey sunlight.”