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Although James Joyce began these stories of Dublin life in 1904, when he was 22, and had completed them by the end of 1907, they remained unpublished until 1914—victims of Edwardian squeamishness. Their vivid, tightly focused observations of the life of Dublin's poorer classes, their unconventional themes, coarse language, and mention of actual people and places made publishers of the day reluctant to undertake sponsorship.
Today, however, the stories are admired for their intense and masterly dissection of "dear dirty Dublin," and for the economy and grace with which Joyce invested this youthful fiction. From "The Sisters," the first story, illuminating a young boy's initial encounter with death, through the final piece, "The Dead," considered a masterpiece of the form, these tales represent, as Joyce himself explained, a chapter in the moral history of Ireland that would give the Irish "one good look at themselves." But in the end the stories are not just about the Irish; they represent moments of revelation common to all people.
Now readers can enjoy all 15 stories in this inexpensive collection, which also functions as an excellent, accessible introduction to the work of one of the 20th century's most influential writers. Dubliners is reprinted here, complete and unabridged, from a standard edition.
This edition is printed in a very small font. If eye-strain in a concern (or if you'd like to enjoy reading the text!), find another edition.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Much like Eastern Europeans, the Irish seem to have an uneasy relationship with "the continent" Europe. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Dan Harlow
I am of Irish ancestry and I wanted to check Joyce out during my trip to Ireland. I am going to have to get the cliff notes or check it out in Wikipedia so I can figure it out. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Brian Boylan
The book review is going to be concise because there is a lot to say. It is fantastic to read through certain lenses like alienation, alcoholism, feminism, isolation. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Corey Martiniano
Dubliners by James Joyce, is one of the first modern novels that sheds realistic light on the bustling Capital city of Ireland-- definitely no romantic depiction of leprechauns or... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Hmm. Ok, well that was kinda interesting. Part of me feels guilty for not having enjoyed this more. I mean, it's a classic, right? Well, I thought it was, anyway. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John M. Vizcarra