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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man No doubt this is my lack rather than the author’s. These stories seemed like a snapshot of these peoples’ lives: This was, of course, because each story was so short, but I like to delve into my character’s lives and issues.

Just when I was getting into the story, it ended and the next one began. KernanGabriel Conroy Maybe soon I’ll finally reread Ulysses and see what reaction I have to that as an adult.

Refresh and try again. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. I didn’t get along with most of the stories.

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I have read that in each story there is supposed to be a moment of epiphany for the central character. New Readings of Dubliners. If this book had been written by, say, James Giffon, not only would it not get the hundred pages of notation treatment. But even with that meaning in my mind, very few of these stories are at all gripping.


The other aspect of the book that bothered me was the shallow, undeveloped characters. The Sisters towers above the rest of the collection.

I chose the Dubliners because I knew I would never have the will and patience to finish Ulysses. Return to Book Page. Mames page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Some of the stories were good, “The Dead” for instance. I already don’t care much for slice-of-life human-condition type fiction, but the fact that it’s Joyce makes it just that tiny bit worse.

I believe Joyce was trying to stress the cyclical patterns of Dubliner’s lives, but it wasn’t enough. But I, more often than not, get engulfed in this sublineses expectation web that comes along with reading a celebrated author for the very first time.

What was this book even about? He left Dublin in with Nora Barnacle, a chambermaid who he married in Hamlet and the New Poetic: So that meant I would easily get into the stories, right?

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Boredom punctuated by occasional moments of sheer brilliance. My displeasure with Dublinersand my general distaste for James Joyce, is a long-standing fact. Yes it was interesting to see how the people of Dublin lived at that time, but I would have preferred to have one huge story and not so many novellas. While some choose only one side to argue, others believe that Dubliners completely defies any form of characterization.

I loved this in “The Mother”: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not only because so much effort had been put into annotating words that more or less anyone reading this book should know, but because there seemed to be little point to the process of annotation.

Lists with This Book. These are simple, straightforward portraits of believable residents of late 19th century Dublin.