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Though I had read it prior to the start of this class, “Araby” from James Joyce’s compilation (or novel?), Dubliners remains my favorite of the stories of life in Dublin. 416 more words


From South America to Dublin

I’ve just finished Borges’ The Aleph and I’m still bent on naming my first born son Jorge Luis. I’ve read two collections by him now and I think I can comfortably say that he is one of my favourite authors. 502 more words


DUBLINERS, by James Joyce

I have said many times that literature is not only about books but also about reactions, interpretations, satisfactions and also impositions. Big names like that of James Joyce contain to a certain degree all of those elements: I have always been interested in the latter. 884 more words

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A Painful Case

I skimmed over all the 15 short stories of the Dubliners by James Joyce (JJ). The story that caught my attention was entitled A Painful Case… 498 more words


Two Gallants

The story that I found enjoyed most by James Joyce was ‘Two Gallants”. I found it to be very similar to not particularly people of Ireland, but men back home in California. 465 more words


From James Joyce's "Dubliners"


[…] I had never spoken to her, except for a few casual words, and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood. 217 more words

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First Lines Friday: 3rd July

The concept behind First Lines Fridays is to take risks with reading, and not judge a book by its cover.  Have you ever picked up a book and been drawn in from that very first line?   283 more words