"Though James Joyce began these stories of Dublin life in 1904 when he was twenty-two and completed them in 1907, their unconventional themes and language led to repeated rejections by publishers and delayed publication until 1914. In the century since, his story “The Dead” has come to be seen as one of the most powerful evocations of human loss and longing that the English language possesses; all the other stories in Dubliners are as beautifully turned and as greatly admired. They remind us once again that James Joyce was not only modernism’s chief innovator but also one of its most intimate and poetic writers. In this edition the text has been revised in keeping with Joyce’s wishes, and the original versions of “The Sisters,” “Eveline,” and “After the Race” have been made available in an appendix, along with Joyce’s suppressed preface to the 1914 edition of Dubliners."--Publisher's website.
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Review: DublinersUser Review - Shereen Malherbe - Goodreads
I was at first, unsure of the endings of each story but as I continued, I understood how they contributed to the overall feel and mood of the subjects. A great example of early modern writing and how altering the structure creates a new classic and representation of Joyce's society. Read full review
Review: DublinersUser Review - Ady Mudrauskas - Goodreads
I'm not quite sure if I like James Joyce. I find his writings quite difficult to comprehend. His tone is boring, the texture of his writing is triste, like the waves of the oceon washing the characters of the Dubliners. Read full review