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The Dead [Case Studies in Contemporary…

The Dead [Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism]

by James Joyce, Daniel R. Schwarz (Editor)

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Rarely does a story of roughly 40 pages pack such an emotional, philosophically-layered punch, but Joyce's clever use of lulling the reader into a sense of the mundane makes the conclusion all the more powerful. ( )
  Birdo82 | Jan 15, 2017 |
The gray face of an ancient aunt, the fevered pace of a political argument waged while dancing, the muffled crying of a woman burying her face in a pillow, the stark contrast of a man silhouetted by the light of a streetlamp pouring through a window, etc. The movement of the story falls by the wayside as Joyce's imagery floats to the surface of my memory time and again, as though I had read a poem, not a novella. ( )
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Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.

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At a party, Gabriel Conroy offends three women and realizes in an epiphany that passionless people like himself are already dead.

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