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by James Joyce
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 1 year ago
Although James Joyce began these stories of Dublin life in 1904, when he was 22, and had completed them by the end of 1907, they remained unpublished until 1914 — victims of Edwardian squeamishness. Their vivid, tightly focused observations of the life of Dublin's poorer classes, their unconventiona...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 3 years ago
'The Dead' and 'A Mother' were the only ones I really enjoyed; the others, save for brief glimpses of irony, were, above all, horribly boring. Maybe it simply feels too familiar, but I just don't understand what all the fuss is about.
Alissa
Alissa rated it 3 years ago
3.5 stars. I rarely read classics anymore but I'm happy I've picked up this one because it was surprisingly good. The short stories are better savored together and in order; they are poignant, beautifully written, wrought through top-notch descriptions and I liked to think about the themes of escape...
Modern Reader
Modern Reader rated it 3 years ago
James Joyce has officially become one of my favorite writers. I particularly enjoyed the stories "A Painful Case" and "The Dead."
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 4 years ago
Another one of the rare books that I had to read for school that I also greatly enjoyed, and the class discussions of the stories made me love them even more. I can see what people are talking about when they praise Joyce for the universality found in his work, as well as that essence of what it mea...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 5 years ago
Have no idea what I did with this book after reading it long ago. Thankfully there are public domain e-texts (not from rip-off artists like Kessinger, et al though).
Elham
Elham rated it 5 years ago
This is my first experience of Joyce and I really liked it. I read it in Persian and unfortunately the translation wasn't so good, but even with that translation it was so clear to me what a treasure it was. Joyce knows everything; every small step, every small gesture. He lives in the present momen...
hpagano
hpagano rated it 5 years ago
I thoroughly enjoyed all the stories relating to women and domestic life. They touched on what it means to be human with such a light hand in such a profound way. I had a harder time connecting with the more masculine, political, bar and drinking stories. The ending of The Dead (final novella in ...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 5 years ago
Loved this!
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 5 years ago
Loved this!
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