THE DEAD is the final short story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce. It is the longest story in the collection and is often considered the best of Joyce's shorter works.
The story centres on Gabriel Conroy on the night of the Morkan sisters' annual dance and dinner in the first week of January 1904, perhaps the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6). Typical of the stories in Dubliners, “The Dead” develops toward a moment of painful self-awareness; Joyce described this as an epiphany. The narrative generally concentrates on Gabriel's insecurities, his social awkwardness, and the defensive way he copes with his discomfort.
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About the Author
One of the 20th century's greatest writers, James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882, and his native city is at the heart of his best-known books: Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and the short story collection Dubliners. His flowing, sometimes musical, often challenging prose has provoked and inspired generations of readers. He died in 1941.
Date of Birth:February 2, 1882
Date of Death:January 13, 1941
Place of Birth:Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:Zurich, Switzerland
Education:B.A., University College, Dublin, 1902
Table of Contents
About the Series
About This Volume
PART ONE: "THE DEAD": THE COMPLETE TEXT
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text [1967 Viking Compass Edition, prepared by Robert Scholes]
PART TWO: "THE DEAD": A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
A Critical History of "The Dead"
Psychoanalytic Criticism and "The Dead"
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
Daniel R. Schwarz, Gabriel Contoy's Psyche: Character as Concept in Joyce's "The Dead"
Reader-Response Criticism and "The Dead"
What Is Reader-Response Criticism?
Reader-Response Criticism: A Selected Bibliography A Reader-Response Perspective:
Peter J. Rabinowitz, "A Symbol of Something": Interpretive Vertigo in "The Dead"
New Historicism and "The Dead"
What Is New Historicism?
New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography A New Historicist Perspective:
Michael Levenson, Living History in "The Dead"
Feminist Criticism and "The Dead"
What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography A Feminist Perspective:
Margot Norris, Not the Girl She Was at All: Women in "The Dead"
Deconstruction and "The Dead"
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography A Deconstructionist Perspective:
John Paul Riquelme, For Whom the Snow Taps: Style and Repetition in "The Dead"
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors