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Dubliners, the city and its people

The Dubliners brings life to the Dublin city and its people. Joyce’s love for Dublin is obvious in his book, as well as his homesickness. He treats Dublin as a character all of its own, some people even argue that the city is the main character in the book. 597 more words


I Am A Boring Blogger. And What Do You Mean, "Yes, We Can See That"?

Today’s writing prompt has been given to me by blogs I can’t tag because I am new to this and please give me a break.  656 more words

Thoughts on James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man or ‘Revenge of the Cringe-Inducing Marginalia’ Part 2

In the previous post I confessed to having a first-year-of-undergraduate-itis when it came to annotating books that I was reading, taking up space in margins that should probably be reserved for my future self who (hopefully) knows a thing or two more about a thing or two than I do. 715 more words

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A Painful Case

Almost precisely in the center of James Joyce’s Dubliners, lies the story “A Painful Case”. The story centers around a character named Mr. Duffy which I can say with confidence is code for Friedrich Nietzsche. 158 more words

Dubliners: Benjamin & Mallarmé + Enjoy the Silence for The Boys

Of the myriad thematic trajectories that run through the course of Dubliners, one is of language and the building of its vibrancy. The reader can contrast the difference in tone from the grey “paralysis” and “beady black eyes” of “The Sisters” to the description of the feast in all its regalia and “the terracotta and salmonpink panels of her skirt” in “The Dead”. 674 more words

Thoughts on James Joyce’s 'Dubliners' or 'Revenge of the Cringe Inducing Marginalia'

One of the guilty pleasures/occasions for misery that comes from re-reading a book is the re-inspection of old marginalia. It allows for the momentary solemn reflection on how far you have indeed come since those long gone dearly departed days, while simultaneously and no less solemnly jotting down new observations, truly the best observations that any observer has ever observed while reading James Joyce’s collection of short stories, … 505 more words

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The Dead

Out of all of the vignettes in James Joyce’s Dubliners, I would have to say that “The Dead” is my favorite. While I genuinely enjoyed the novel (or, collection of short stories, if you will), I found that “The Dead” most accurately represented not only the spirit of Dublin itself, but also that its inhabitants – both native and new. 539 more words