DublinersBook - 1993
In Dubliners , completed when Joyce was only twenty-five, we are given a definitive group portrait. It is a book, as Terence Brown writes in his stimulating Introduction, 'rooted in an intensely accurate apprehension of the detail of Dublin life.' And yet, beyond its brilliant and almost brute realism, it is also a book full of enigmas, ambiguities, and symbolic resonance. Dubliners remains a work of art that, Brown's words, 'compels attention by the power of its unique vision of the world, its controlling sense of truths experience as its author discerned them in a defeated, colonial city.'
Introduction and Notes by TERENCE BROWN
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JCLMattC Mar 20, 2020
Best stories for me include "Araby," "An Encounter," and "The Dead." James Joyce wrote of Dublin, Ireland, but not in it. Unable to reconcile himself with the powers that be in Catholic Ireland, Joyce went into long periods of self-imposed exile but, maybe, from th... Read More »
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She stood among the swaying crowd in the station at the North Wall. He held her hand and she knew that he was speaking to her, saying something about the passage over and over again. The station was full of soldiers with brown baggages. Through the wide doors of the sheds she caught a glimpse of the black mass of the boat, lying in beside the quay wall, with illumined portholes. She answered nothing. She felt her cheek pale and cold and, out of a maze of distress, she prayed to God to direct her, to show her what was her duty.
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