Dubliners: Text and Criticism; Revised Edition

Dubliners: Text and Criticism; Revised Edition

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Dubliners: Text and Criticism; Revised Edition by James Joyce

This Vintage Classics edition of James Joyce’s groundbreaking story collection has been authoritatively edited by scholars Hans Walter Gabler and Walter Hettche and includes a chronology, bibliography, and afterword by John S. Kelly. Also included in a special appendix are the original versions of three of the stories as well as Joyce's long-suppressed preface to Dubliners.
 
With the fifteen stories in Dubliners Joyce reinvented the art of fiction, using a scrupulous, deadpan realism to convey truths that were at once blasphemous and sacramental. Whether writing about the death of a fallen priest ("The Sisters"), the petty sexual and fiscal machinations of "Two Gallants," or of the Christmas party at which an uprooted intellectual discovers just how little he really knows about his wife ("The Dead"), Joyce takes narrative art to places it had never been before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140247749
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Series: Critical Library, Viking Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 921,600
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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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

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Dubliners: Text and Criticism; Revised Edition 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is the second James Joyce book I have read and it goes to reinforce the feeling I had after reading the first that that writer is a great storyteller. In fact, I consider James Joyce's Dubliners as one of the best collection of short stories ever put together. The settings are amazing and the rich and lively characters all combine with the incredible plots to add credence to the stories. Not only are they true to life in fitting with the atmosphere that one finds in Dublin, the stories are also hilarious, subtle, and inspirational and gripping. The pace of the stories is fast and the voices are rich.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading these stories for the first time over forty years ago I had a sense of how beauty can be made of everyday life. I had a sense of that special kind of insight into the human heart which only great literature can give .I had a sense of writing as art and mastery. A whole world is created in these stories,and the image of Dublin and of Ireland which emerges is of a sombre and sad world uplifted by the longing to make it literature.