by James Joyce
by Author Name James Joyce
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- List Price: €8.99
- Format: Paperback, 198 x 128mm, pp
- Publication date: 16 Feb 2012
- Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
- ISBN-13: 9781847492135
Although ranging considerably in tone, mood and milieu, the fifteen short stories included in this collection all centre around the city of Dublin and its inhabitants at the beginning of the twentieth century. From the unsettling adventure of two truant schoolboys to the crafty schemes of two con men, from a young woman's refusal to abandon Ireland and elope with a sailor to a man's moment of clarity during an annual dance party, these stories offer a moving portrait of an entire world and era which are about to disappear.
"In "Dubliners", Joyce's first attempt to register in language and fictive form the protean complexities of the 'reality of experience, ' he learns the paradoxical lesson that only through the most rigorous economy, only by concentrating on the minutest of particulars, can he have any hope of engaging with the immensity of the world."-from the Introduction
"Joyce renews our apprehension of reality, strengthens our sympathy with our fellow creatures, and leaves us in awe before the mystery of created things." -"Atlantic Monthly "
"It is in the prose of "Dubliners" that we first hear the authentic rhythms of Joyce the poet..."Dubliners" is, in a very real sense, the foundation of Joyce's art. In shaping its stories, he developed that mastery of naturalistic detail and symbolic design which is the hallmark of his mature fiction." -Robert Scholes and A. Walton Litz, authors of "Dubliners: Text and Criticism"
With an Introduction by John Kelly
A new edition of one of Joyce's most popular and accessible works Includes pictures and a section on Joyce's life and works Includes the story 'The Dead', which was made into a film in 1987 by John Huston