Dubliners

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Penguin Books, 1976 - Fiction - 223 pages
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Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, amateur theologians, struggling musicians, moony adolescents, victims of domestic brutishness, sentimental aunts and poets, patriots earnest or cynical, and people striving to get by.

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Such wonderful writing! - LibraryThing
Wonderful collection and a great introduction to Joyce. - LibraryThing
Joyce was a fantastic writer. - LibraryThing
Characters and pacing, both brilliant. - LibraryThing
This is a nice edition with period photographs. - LibraryThing
One, the writing is so vivid. - LibraryThing

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Interesting...enlightening. My first and final introduction to James Joyce. Read this for a challenge. Read full review

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

Even after taking a course in college on Joyce and rereading everything i have of his, i still don't feel that i have a grasp on all of his works, complex and sometimes confusing, reading joyce i find ... Read full review

Contents

THE SISTERS
9
AN ENCOUNTER
19
ARABY
29
Copyright

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About the author (1976)

James Joyce, the twentieth century's most influential novelist, was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882. The oldest of ten children, he grew up in a family that went from prosperity to penury because of his father's wastrel behavior. After receiving a rigorous Jesuit education, twenty-year-old Joyce renounced his Catholicism and left Dublin in 1902 to spend most of his life as a writer in exile in Paris, Trieste, Rome, and Zurich. On one trip back to Ireland, he fell in love with the now famous Nora Barnacle on June 16, the day he later chose as "Bloomsday" in his novel "Ulysses. "Nara was an uneducated Galway girl who became his lifelong companion an the mother of his two children. In debt and drinking heavily, Joyce lived for thirty-six years on the Continent, supporting himself first by teaching jobs, then trough the patronage of Mrs. Harold McCormick (Edith Rockerfeller) and the English feminist and editor Harriet Shaw Weaver. His writings include "Chamber music "(1907), "Dubliners "(1914), "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man "(1916), "Exiles "(1918), "Ulysses "(1922), "Poems Penyeach "(1927), "Finnegans Wake "(1939), and an early draft of "A Portrait of a Young Man, Stephan Hero "(1944). "Ulysses "required seven years to complete, and his masterpiece, "Finnegans Wake, "took seventeen. Both works revolutionized the form, structure, and content of the novel. Joyce died in Zurich in 1941.

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