A major agent of the paralysis is Catholicism and thus, religion. Religion bogs down Dubliners, keeping them from advancement and allowing the continuation of a paralyzing routine.
Lovely collection of stories about Dublin. I'd like to read Ulysses one day, but so far I haven't quite dared to tackle it.
This is a collection of short stories that I hoped would gently introduce me to Joyce's writing. The stories are easy to understand and I enjoyed the prose.
I'm definitely keeping his other work on my tbr list and would recommend Dubliners to anyone who wants a taste of James Joyce.
I haven't read the whole book, but if everything is written somehow written like Eveline, then it should be an original collection of short stories. Oleta Mar 10, Sometimes there's a time not to read great works.
I'm not sure why I chose the busy Christmas period to make my first foray into Joyce - to be quite honest it was hard going at times. Unlike what I've heard of Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, this collection of 15 stories was not arduous at all in terms of the style of writing, but I'm not a short story collection lover at the best of times, and I found myself often reading the book just for the sake of getting through it.
Can I see what everyone raves about? Yes, I think I can.
These stories were all about characterisation - subtleties and nuances which made each character quickly very believable and credible. It's just that clever as the writing and these characters were, I often found myself glazing over.
I enjoyed the Dublin setting, and a number of the stories hooked me in, but many of them went nowhere, and sharply observant as the vignettes were they were often peppered with characters I didn't particularly like, which makes it hard for me to fall in love with writing even if it's from one of the so-called greats.
I struggle with collections of short stories as they aren't long enough to suck me into page-turning addiction mode, and it can take me forever and day to get through a book like this as a result despite it only being pages long. Why did I pick this up then?
Well, one of my late resolutions was to get back to doing more writing competitions again, and as I don't enjoy reading short stories I've been banging my head against a brick wall trying to write any that are a shade better than complete tripe.
I wanted to examine the pace, the intros and the endings in particular, and how much plot to reveal. On that level the book did deliver, but there is a time for reading work like this, and I simply hadn't enough time or peace and quiet to give it the attention it deserved. This is a collection of stories that deserves to be studied, with attention given to the deftness of Joyce's literary art.
I, on the other hand, was simply in the mood for reading for the sake of pure enjoyment. AlisonY Jan 7, I finished the last story in this collection last night--Christmas Eve, coincidental with the story taking place on Christmas night. I have enjoyed every one of the tales in this book, the light brushstrokes with which each character and scene is painted, the reliance on simple human circumstances rather than action-heavy, moralistic plotlines.
They rise from the page, leaving me with the sorts of emotions--wistfulness, annoyance, regret, joy--that I know well from real life. Il narratore, in apparenza impassibile, si ritrae con angoscia e disgusto. Su questa linea Joyce raggiunge una perfezione estrema.
Un puro alone, un indefinibile nulla. AntonioGallo Nov 2, Much has been said about his work, which is one of the problems with Joyce. We all know of him, but how many of us have read him?
And like many others before me I tried to tackle Ulysses and got about ten pages in and said, "Bugger this!
But it occurred to me that hearing the words spoken might be exactly the way I should approach Joyce this time, and if it worked, if I found myself enjoying one of the more accessible books, then perhaps the audio book of Ulysses or Finnegan's Wake would go on my list.
In the end I discovered that I liked Joyce. I'm not a huge fan, but I like the sound of his words, particularly when read by Irish actors.
And in the Caedmon version, the quality of the narration is up and down, with possibly the best reading being done by Stephen Rea, who gives us a version of The Dead that sounds as if it comes from the depths of a weary soul.
Alas the one Irish actor I'd have loved to hear narrate one of these stories was not included. Donal McCann, who left us far too soon, would have done an outstanding job, but it was not to be. As for the stories themselves, I began to see that they were all about who people think they are and why.Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.
By: James Joyce () A young boy falls in love with his friend's much older sister and is desperate to get her the perfect gift from the Araby Fair. After a party, a man discovers something he had never known about his wife, which has a devastating impact on their marriage. Dubliners. By James Joyce.
Reviews “ Dubliners is interested in all of us, rich and poor, old and young, men and women. It's filled with humour and love, pain and loss.
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