Paperback $21.00

Aug 01, 1996 | 512 Pages

  • Paperback $21.00

    Aug 01, 1996 | 512 Pages

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“In Dubliners, Joyce’s first attempt to register in language and fictive form the protean complexities of the ‘reality of experience,’ he learns the paradoxical lesson that only through the most rigorous economy, only by concentrating on the minutest of particulars, can he have any hope of engaging with the immensity of the world.”–from the Introduction

“Joyce renews our apprehension of reality, strengthens our sympathy with our fellow creatures, and leaves us in awe before the mystery of created things.” –Atlantic Monthly

“It is in the prose of Dubliners that we first hear the authentic rhythms of Joyce the poet…Dubliners is, in a very real sense, the foundation of Joyce’s art. In shaping its stories, he developed that mastery of naturalistic detail and symbolic design which is the hallmark of his mature fiction.” –Robert Scholes and A. Walton Litz, authors of Dubliners: Text and Criticism

With an Introduction by John Kelly

Table Of Contents

DublinersEditor’s Preface
I. The Text
The Sisters
An Encounter
After the Race
Two Gallants
The Boarding House
A Little Cloud
A Painful Case
Ivy Day in the Committee Room
A Mother
The Dead

A Note on the Text

II. The Author and His Work
Facsimile Pages from “A Painful Case”
The Composition and Revision of the Stories
Epiphanies and Epicleti
The Evidence of the Letters

III. Criticism
Editors’ Introduction to Criticism Section
FRANK O’CONNOR, Work in Progress
HARRY STONE, “Araby” and the Writings of James Joyce
A. WALTON LITZ, “Two Gallants”
ROBERT SCHOLES, “Counterparts” and the Method of Dubliners
JANE E. MILLER, “‘O, she’s a nice lady!'”: A Rereading of “A Mother”
RICHARD ELLMANN, The Backgrounds of “The Dead”
ALLEN TATE, “The Dead”
KENNETH BURKE, “Stages” in “The Dead”
C. C. LOOMIS, JR., Structure and Sympathy in Joyce’s “The Dead”
BRUCE AVERY, Distant Music: Sound and the Dialogics of Satire in “The Dead”
MICHAEL LEVENSON, Living History in “The Dead”

Topics for Discussion and Papers
Selected Bibliography
Notes to the Stories

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