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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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This edition of Joyce's classic short story from Dubliners presents the 1969 Viking critical edition, prepared by Robert Scholes, along with five critical essays - newly commissioned or revised for a student audience - that read "The Dead" from five contemporary critical perspectives. Each critical essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical perspective, and a bibliography that promotes further exploration of. That approach. The text and essays are further complemented by an introduction providing biographical and historical contexts to Joyce and "The Dead," a survey of critical responses to the story since its initial publication, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.… (more)



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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. ( )
  lauraslens | Apr 19, 2007 |
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