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READ & DOWNLOAD × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý James Joyce James Joyce Ý 0 READ REVIEW Dubliners DUBLINERS has been called a landmark in modern literature In its remarkable portrait of a city and its people it dr Life is full of missed opportunities and hard decisions Sometimes it s difficult to know what to actually do Dubliners creates an image of an ever movie city of an ever moving exchange of people who experience the reality of life And that s the whole point realism Not everything goes well not everything is perfectly constructed Life is random and unpredictable If we re not careful it may escape from us entirely There are two types of stories in Dubliners The first and by far the most effective are those associated with despair nihilism and death The second type deals with ordinary aspects of modern life the representation of the city and social exchanges As a collection they provide an image of dark murky city struggling to cope with the problems associated with rapid urbanisation The stories do not intertwine but you are left with the impression that they are not that far from each other their proximity feels close as you read further into each one The true mastery of Joyce s writing reveals itself in what he doesn t say the subtle suggestions the lingering uestions as each story closes without any sense of full resolution And again is this not true of real life In narrative tradition there is a structured beginning middle and end but in the reality of existence it doesn t uite work this way Life carries on It doesn t have a form of narrative closure a convenient wrapping up of plot after each wound we take in life It carries on We carry on And for the Dubliners isolation carries on He could not feel her near him in the darkness nor hear her voice touch his ear He waited for some minutes listening He could hear nothing the night was perfectly silent He listened again perfectly silent He felt that he was alone

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READ & DOWNLOAD × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý James Joyce James Joyce Ý 0 READ REVIEW Dubliners Amatises ordinary life in the modern world Together the series of stories form one interwoven tapestry which provid Before embarking towards my maiden Joyce read I prepared myself to pour in as much effort reuired on my part to understand Dubliners I didn t assume them to be incomprehensible or distant but an anxiety akin to meeting a known stranger for the first time was definitely present The said anxiety shortly materialized into a much awaited prospect after reading the opening story and finally transformed into a confident and gentle companion who led me through the sepia streets of an unassuming city Dublin as I soon realized was just around the corner I had hardly any patience with the serious work of life which now that it stood between me and my desire seemed to me child s play ugly monotonous child s playCalmly engaged within the secure air of its daily affairs the people of Dublin were also ostensibly calm and secure and yet a moment reflection about a dormant or potential life managed to extract stories which were snuggled in simple form and simpler titles but traced intricate and at times unheeded emotions An aimless walk concluded in cheap happiness and an embarrassing accident convinced someone to search for an elusive redemption A death unveiled the value of oblivious living while a motherly conduct was driven by frustrations and misplaced ambitions Most of these characters were representative not whole but of a remarkable fragment of lives that we either experience ourselves or witness in others during the time we live She sat amid the chilly circle of her accomplishments waiting for some suitor to brave it and offer her a brilliant lifeA perpetual struggle for attention between past and present was an integral part of these stories sans any violent clashes Some of them appeared as if being viewed from a neighbor s window and some welcomed me through a cordial door and took their time to introduce every element of the household I admired how well the majority of people were coping with the conseuences of their choices and how easily they found humor in the ironies of life And I uailed on seeing the suffocation of the negligible minority on being caught in the web of their inhibitions I understood that even after getting a crystal clear view of their circumstances from a vantage point they still refused to adopt a different course to sail away to a different country to a dreamy world It was hard work a hard life but now that she was about to leave it she did not find it a wholly undesirable lifeWith every subseuent narration I imagined Joyce to be in deep contemplation about everything and everyone around him I imagined him to carefully select an appropriate frame for his various thoughts and placing each one of them at their desirous place I imagined how he must have wanted to capture an epiphanic moment among the melancholic tune of Irish songs when he wanted to paint a picture with decided title but undecided colors or when he simply wished to write about the approachable beauty of that girl on other side of the pavement I imagined his joy for the love and pain at the criticism for his native place I was left in awe of the virtuosity of this young man and the several portraits he created with his words He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a predicate in the past tenseAnd when I reached the end I simply wished to possess a literary talent like this for a very short time to write a story of my own and discreetly slip it into this collection Dublin and Dubliners felt that close to me

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READ & DOWNLOAD × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý James Joyce James Joyce Ý 0 READ REVIEW Dubliners Es a rich and subtle picture of the struggles of men and women to rise above the constraints of their everyday live Another book from my project uite successful until now to read classics When I was in college and Uni I was all about contemporary literature Maruez Reverte Murakami and I missed many of the must read authors I am trying to redeem myself now I chose the Dubliners because I knew I would never have the will and patience to finish Ulysses I have to admit that although I understand the value of the volume and its structure I did not like it It bore me terribly I fell asleep while reading many times and it was a struggle to follow the stories Some stories were really good but the majority were just boring I also read a couple of analysis for the stories which were far interesting than the stories themselves

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  • Dubliners
  • James Joyce
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  • 03 February 2018
  • 9781584722465