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Dubliners (1914)

by James Joyce

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These vivid, tightly focused observations about the life of Dublin's poorer classes originally made publishers uneasy: the stories contain unconventional themes and coarse language, and they mention actual people and places. Today, however, the stories are admired. They are considered to be masterful representations of Dublin done with economy and grace-representations, as Joyce himself once explained, of a chapter in the moral history of Ireland that give the Irish a good look at themselves. Although written for the Irish specifically, these stories-from the opening tale The Sisters to the final masterpiece The Dead-focus on moments of revelation that are common to all people.… (more)
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 Literary Centennials: James Joyce: Dubliners1 unread / 1baswood, April 2014

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I typically don’t enjoy short story collections, but I did enjoy Dubliners. My frustration with how abruptly many of the stories ended was eclipsed by Joyce’s writing style, which I loved. I’m headed to Ireland in two months and I will certainly be “that tourist” and buy a copy of Dubliners in Dublin. ( )
  dinahmine | Jul 11, 2024 |
Here's what I wrote in 2015 about this read: Stories from turn-of-the century (19th to 20th) Dublin. Life and language of the common folk against the city background (a bit reminds me of Manhattan Transfer in this regard)." ( )
  MGADMJK | Jul 2, 2024 |
A mixed bag. A few excellent stories with strong themes and emotional impact, a few that feel entirely disposable, and others that are pretty alright. I quite enjoy the overall construction, and Joyce is a great writer, but too much of it was a drag to trudge through for me to consider Dubliners especially noteworthy. ( )
  Crezbi | Jun 5, 2024 |
This was a cute book that showed the web of relationships that occur in a city. I loved the cute scenes about love and friendship inspired by real life. The scenes weren't even glorified, but stated as they were. It really felt like I was getting insight into the private lives of the characters. ( )
  chip1o1 | May 22, 2024 |
What is there left to say about this great literary work? Buy it, read it, reflect and read it again!! Although it has been read and discussed for over 100 years, each reader will have their own relationship with the book- recognizing similar characters, thoughts, and situations in their lives. That's what makes it timeless! ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Apr 11, 2024 |
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Joyce, Jamesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, TerenceEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cabrera Infante, GuillermoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cancogni, FrancaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clarke, J. J.Photographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Colum, PadraicIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Deane, SeamusEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doyle, GerardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ellmann, RichardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fleckhaus, WillyCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hynes, TadhgNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacques, RobinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, JeriEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCallion, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCann, ColumForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKenna, T. P.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muradov, RomanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Norton, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, GerryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reichert, KlausEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scholes, Robert E.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Senn, FritzEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zet, ApfelCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zimmer, Dieter E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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There was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke.
An encounter: It was Joe Dillon who introduced the Wild West to us.
Araby: North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street except at the hour when the Christian Brothers' School set the boys free.
Eveline: She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue.
After the race: The cars came scudding in towards Dublin, running evenly like pellets in the groove of the Naas Road.
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Traversando il Grattan Bridge abbassò gli occhi con compatimento sulla fila dei miseri aborti di case lungo le rive del fiume. Gli apparivano come un branco di vagabondi ammucchiati gli uni addosso agli altri sulla banchina, coi vecchi pastrani fuligginosi e infangati; vagabondi stupefatti dal panorama del tramonto, che attendessero il primo freddo notturno per alzarsi, riscuotersi e partire.
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These vivid, tightly focused observations about the life of Dublin's poorer classes originally made publishers uneasy: the stories contain unconventional themes and coarse language, and they mention actual people and places. Today, however, the stories are admired. They are considered to be masterful representations of Dublin done with economy and grace-representations, as Joyce himself once explained, of a chapter in the moral history of Ireland that give the Irish a good look at themselves. Although written for the Irish specifically, these stories-from the opening tale The Sisters to the final masterpiece The Dead-focus on moments of revelation that are common to all people.

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This Signet Classic paperback was based on the 1968 revised edition of the 1958 Viking Compass edition of 'Dubliners' prepared by Robert Scholes and published by Penguin Books.
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