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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43,245 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Joyce Narrator: Jim Norton Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the second half of Joyce's collection of stories about the citizens of Dublin at the turn of the century, the young author deals with themes of adulthood - of loss, parenthood, politics, religion, and - as in the earlier stories - of disappointment. Rich in humor and musical allusion, they contain (in A Painful Case, for example, and The Dead), some of Joyce's most powerful and moving prose. Holding none of the difficulties of Joyce's most powerful and moving prose. Holding none of the difficulties of Joyce's later novels, such as Ulysses, Dubliners is, in its way, just as radical. These stories introduce us to the city which fed Joyce's entire creative output, and to many of the characters who made it such a well of literary inspiration. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brett | 2/12/2014

    " What a marvellous collection! I can understand why it took Joyce such a long time to complete these 13 short stories - their is hardly a word out of place. Of "The Dead" is rightly famous, but there are several other of the stories (in fact, most) which are miniature masterpieces. I laughed out loud at the humour in "A Mother" - every musician should read this story - and was not a little disturbed by the gentleman in "An Encounter". While I may not have the fortitude to attempt Ulysses or Finnegans Wake, I would wholeheartedly recommend this collection to anyone looking for a taste of James Joyce. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Philippe Mckay | 2/11/2014

    " the sort i liked the best was "eveline." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Whoof | 1/12/2014

    " The Dead is SO good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Claudia | 12/24/2013

    " "Dubliners" was a required read for my AP English class, and I can safely say I would not read it had it not been required. While James Joyce is a competent writer and many of the stories in Dubliners are considered classics and great pieces of literature, his style is so redundant it's aggravating. Upon reading Dubliners, I felt that every story was the same and that a slightly altered version of the same message came out of each one. I understand that Joyce's focus was meant to be on the disillusionment of society and the letdowns of maturing, but by the end, the reader is in one of those "okay-I-get-it" moods which prohibits enjoyment. I would have appreciated Joyce's literature more had it offered more variety. "

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