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Dubliners (1914)

by James Joyce

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Published in 1914 after 10 years of argument with publishers over charges of "obscenity," these stories were once described by Joyce as "a chapter in the moral history of my country." Their collection in one volume offers a unified vision across the Joycean literary landscape, where a claustrophobic and "paralyzed" Dublin spirals outward to a wide ranging, boundless universe.… (more)
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As soon as I finished I realized that I was going to be re-reading these stories, probably many times. I will probably get more out of them with each and every time I revisit them. This is a masterpiece and I can see why we still read Joyce. The raw emotion combined with deep analysis of these real characters--no, real people, make these stories as illuminating as they are compelling. These characters lived and live in every city and their Irish experience is not a cultural anomaly. It is universal. When the husband in "The Dead" ponders his own superficiality and wonders whether he has been important in his wife's life--worthy even, of the life and the part of herself that she has given to him, this is any man in any time. Each story deals in universals yet takes these characters out of the vague imagination and gives them local habitation and a name. These stories have happened, are happening now, and will continue happening as long as people live and share their lives together. ( )
  ChrisMcCaffrey | Apr 6, 2021 |
I read (most of) these short stories for my OU course. This particular edition has an absurd number of 'helpful' footnotes, which I gradually learnt to ignore unless I was really struggling with the meaning. I came to this collection with the idea that Joyce was difficult to read, but these were not that difficult really, other than one about an election, which I gave up on.

I can see that they are good, but I didn't particularly enjoy them and the mood was so depressing throughout. ( )
  pgchuis | Feb 28, 2021 |
I liked these stories, but read them very slowly. Many of them were a bit too subtle for my taste, or featured a bit too much talk about religion. But I really loved the evocative and grim descriptions of Dublin, the vivid insights into how people lived. And the writing was very good, so, tack a star on just for pure joyful wordsmithery. ( )
  krtierney | Feb 6, 2021 |
Vignettes from pre-WWI Dublin. Interesting, often somewhat disturbingly, but frankly, I remember I had enjoyed Ray Bradbury's 'Irish' stories in some anthology much more. ( )
  Stravaiger64 | Feb 4, 2021 |
I was somewhat curious to read this after having read "The Dead" in high school, but that was the only one of these that managed to make any impact on me - the rest is just alright. ( )
  skolastic | Feb 2, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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
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
McKenna, T. P.Narratorsecondary 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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The Sisters

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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Published in 1914 after 10 years of argument with publishers over charges of "obscenity," these stories were once described by Joyce as "a chapter in the moral history of my country." Their collection in one volume offers a unified vision across the Joycean literary landscape, where a claustrophobic and "paralyzed" Dublin spirals outward to a wide ranging, boundless universe.

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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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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141182458, 0140186476, 0241956854, 0141199628

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Editions: 1909175722, 1909175463

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