Publish date: March 15th 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Irish Literature
, Short Stories
'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.
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...
James Joyce has officially become one of my favorite writers. I particularly enjoyed the stories "A Painful Case" and "The Dead."
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...
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).