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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 48 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: December 16, 1999
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000547AO
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In an age where the most publicized fiction tends to be simple-minded and genre-bound, it's refreshing to come across a writer with Joyce's complexity. "Dubliners" is so rich in its intellectual and symbolic atmosphere that many readers may be put off by the overall weight of the prose. The writing is so thick with metaphorical contexts that the literal content of the story occasionally becomes obscured, which can be frustrating for those not used to reading Joyce. Yet, while difficult, "Dubliners" is far from impossible to decipher, and although these stories function well as a whole, they are also more or less self-contained, which makes "Dubliners" easier to get through than Joyce's other works(it's a lot easier to take on a ten page short story than a 600+ page novel like "Ulysses" or "Finnegan's Wake"). For readers who are new to Joyce, this would be a good place to start.
A final note: since this book is old enough to be considered a "classic," there are a plethora of editions available from various publishers. I own the Vintage edition (ISBN: 0679739904).Read more ›
The stories range from the psychologially simple ("Counterparts" and "A Little Cloud") to the extraordinarily complex ("A Painful Case" and "The Dead"). But what is common throughout is the feel for Dublin just after the turn of the last century. The readers see the cobblestones, the chimneys, the trams and carts, the churches, and the street lamps. More importantly, the readers feel the tensions underlying the public smiles and infrequent bursts of confidence that the characters exhibit.
The pinnacle of this collection is "The Dead". A novella, actually, "The Dead" encompasses everything: politics, religion, art, journalism, history, love, and the inevitability of death rendering all worldly things meaningless. This doesn't mean the story is a downer: this death is necessary to making a fresh start. The ending of "The Dead" has been interpreted in hundreds of ways. However, there is no denying that as Joyce "pulls back the camera" from the Conroy's hotel room to the universe above, the writing swells to its most beautiful. To me, this is a movement toward the future, toward change, leaving the living dead behind to a more spiritual life on Earth.
Rocco Dormarunno, author of The Five Points.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you ever want to know whether a short story is overwrought and full of itself, tack on "I saw myself a creature driven and derided by vanity, and my eyes burned with anguish... Read morePublished 6 days ago by greg556
Enjoyed this book very much and it was a great summer read. It made me feel like I was back in Dubling roaming the streets! :)Published 6 days ago by Crystal Flores
Interesting character studies in each of the short stories, but not much really going on. As someone who has visited (and loved) Dublin, I expected more.Published 12 days ago by Lady Listener
Having a longstanding interest in James Joyce I have read all of his work excepting Finnigans Wake which I cannot see how anyone can read. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Kevin Gleeson
DUBLINERS is a collection of fifteen short stories about life in Ireland's capital city in the early 20th century. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Christopher Culver
This is a series of related short stories. It is about various people of Dublin. It is a time period piece. I liked it very much. I cannot say that I loved it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Francis C. Donnelly
Perhaps the greatest short story (or novella, depending) in the English Language. Joyce is obviously a master prose stylist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AlwaysStartingOver