Dubliners by James Joyce Summary
Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences.
Suspicious Readings of Joyce's "Dubliners" by Margot Norris Summary
Because the stories in James Joyce's Dubliners seem to function as models of fiction, they are able to stand in for fiction in general in their ability to make the operation of texts explicit and visible. Joyce's stories do this by provoking skepticism in the face of their storytelling. Their narrative unreliabilities—produced by strange gaps, omitted scenes, and misleading narrative prompts—arouse suspicion and oblige the reader to distrust how and why the story is told. As a result, one is prompted to look into what is concealed, omitted, or left unspoken, a quest that often produces interpretations in conflict with what the narrative surface suggests about characters and events. Margot Norris's strategy in her analysis of the stories in Dubliners is to refuse to take the narrative voice for granted and to assume that every authorial decision to include or exclude, or to represent in a particular way, may be read as motivated. Suspicious Readings of Joyce's Dubliners examines the text for counterindictions and draws on the social context of the writing in order to offer readings from diverse theoretical perspectives. Suspicious Readings of Joyce's Dubliners devotes a chapter to each of the fifteen stories in Dubliners and shows how each confronts the reader with an interpretive challenge and an intellectual adventure. Its readings of "An Encounter," "Two Gallants," "A Painful Case," "A Mother," "The Boarding House," and "Grace" reconceive the stories in wholly novel ways—ways that reveal Joyce's writing to be even more brilliant, more exciting, and more seriously attuned to moral and political issues than we had thought.
Dubliners by André Topia,Université Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris III. Centre de recherche vortex-littérature et arts du monde anglophone, XIXe-XXe siècles Summary
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Joyce's Dubliners by Claudine Raynaud Summary
Ce numéro spécial du GRAAT regroupe les articles qui proviennent du colloque GRAAT / British Council: Dubliners : "New Critical Approaches / Lectures critiques" qui s'est tenu à Tours les 17 et 18 novembre 2000. Le défilé des textes suit une logique vagabonde: des traductions au texte filmique, des échos – doublage de Dublin – aux répétitions de la lettre. Il se poursuit par une exploration de l'inconscient du texte et se termine, de manière plus orthodoxe, sur le texte lui-même, ses conversations, ses ouvertures, ses reflets, ses sonorités et ses fins.
Dubliners by Bernard Benstock Summary
The harvest of a long and deep acquaintance with Joyce's fifteen enigmatic stories of Dublin life, Narrative Con/Texts in "Dubliners" creatively widens the definition of "context" to include networks of theme and symbol. By treating Dubliners as an expanding document of lives in the process of being lived and by paying attention to how the boundaries between stories break down, Benstock is able to notice how characters and situations come uncannily to resemble each other. There are several innovative approaches here (for example, the thorough inspection of the economic conditions of Joyce's Dublin, down to the halfpenny) as well as new twists on established ideas. Benstock attempts a global, integrated reading of the stories, substituting his more holistic "con/texts" for the current fashion of context-hunting. His is an old ambition (for full coverage) in a new, upbeat format.
Dubliners by James Joyce (MAXnotes) by N.A Summary
MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
Dubliners' Dozen by Gerald Doherty Summary
Traditional readings of "Dubliners" have entrapped themselves in easy identifications with the narrator in the stories. Later critics have used strong overarching theories to explore the techniques through which the narrator produces these reductive effects. This study applies a different contemporary theoretical lens to each of the stories.
Gale Researcher Guide for: James Joyce's Dubliners: Living Halfway by Vicki Mahaffey Summary
Gale Researcher Guide for: James Joyce's Dubliners: Living Halfway is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
Reading Dubliners Again by Garry M. Leonard Summary
"The Detective and the Cowboy," "Wondering Where All the Dust Comes From," "Ejaculations and Silence," and "Where the Corkscrew Was"these are Garry Leonard's chapter titles for his readings of four of the stories, "An Encounter," "Eveline," "The Boarding House," and "Clay." The titles convey the freshness and thoughtfulness that are indicative of all of Leonard's new readings of these fifteen often-read stories. Leonard begins with an excellent overview of Lacan and proceeds to examine each story in a separate chapter. Lacan's rethinking of human subjectivity plays throughout the book and ultimately unites it. Not only does Leonard's work preserve the complex interplay between Lacanian theory and Joyce's texts, but also completes another and no less significant project: the rescuing of Dubliners from the category of "easy Joyce." Throughout the readings the relevance of Lacan's ideas to feminist theory is emphasized in order to examine both what Lacan terms the "masquerade of femininity" and the equally illusory power structure of the "masculine subject." The frequent and jargon-free explications of Lacan's terms and theories, coupled with a close reading of each of the stories, makes this a book to be consulted by anyone wishing to explore new ways to approach Dubliners, new ways to read these rich stories again.
Journey Westward by Frank Shovlin Summary
Journey Westward suggests that James Joyce was attracted to the west of Ireland as a place of authenticity and freedom. It examines how this acute sensibility is reflected in Dubliners via a series of coded nods and winks, posing new and revealing questions about one of the most enduring and resonant collections of short stories ever written. The answers are a fusion of history and literary criticism, utilizing close readings that balance the techniques of realism and symbolism. The result is a startlingly original study that opens up fresh ways of thinking about Joyce's masterpieces.
James Joyce by Lorie-Anne Duech Summary
Cet ouvrage se concentre sur les deux premières œuvres en prose de Joyce, Dubliners et A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, dans un souci d'aller au plus profond des textes, là où se révèle l'écriture joycienne. Ecriture avant tout insidieuse où les œuvres dissimulent une complexité derrière une façade de simplicité. Ecriture parodique où les ouvres renvoient parfois à leur propre écriture certains moments paraissent être des réécritures d'autres moments. Ecriture minutieuse où fourmillent les détails, les deux œuvres créent un système respectif de reflets et d'échos. Les nouvelles et le roman posent la question des rapports entre le tout et ses parties -question fondamentale dans ces œuvres dont l'élucidation passe par la reconnaissance de leur système de symétrie et d'entrecroisements méticuleusement voulu par Joyce. Indispensable outil de travail pour l'étudiant qui trouvera, outre les clés de lecture nécessaires à une compréhension plus approfondie des œuvres, des commentaires de textes en anglais ainsi qu'un glossaire et une bibliographie annotée, cet ouvrage s'adresse également à tout lecteur désireux d'examiner de près les énigmes textuelles que sont ces deux œuvres qui marquent la première moitié de la carrière artistique de Joyce.
Dubliners (Annotated) by James Joyce Summary
As a delineator of the darkest aspects of Dublin James Joyce is unmatched. For him it has remained in " Dubliners " to illuminate with a flood search of imagination and sympathy extensions entire understanding of middle-class life in the gray city and laughing. Invest with a convincing reality and lasting human significance which are apparently the most trivial and insignificant events. This volume of fifteen short stories and sketches are not insignificant , and almost all are high interpretative value . Perhaps the best book is the last and longest , "The Dead ," which describes in meticulous detail the annual dinner and dance of the ladies Morkan. Julia Morkan remains the leader Prano as Adam and Eve 's Church . Kate 's older sister , teaches music to young students. Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta , niece old ladies , it is expected that at any moment , and there is fear not true Freddy Malins should rise " screwed ". After some delay Gabriel and Gretta arrive and , a little later, Freddy Malins , only moderately sober. Delicious exchanges are among the guests : Mr. Brown , who takes no because she likes whiskey , but because " God help me it's doctor's orders " ; Miss Ivors , Gaelic League , and Mr. Bartell D' Arcy, the tenor. Gabriel Conroy , who is literary and has a brother priest , carves the turkey and makes speech prin - cipal at dinner. James Joyce, one of the most influential writers in the early 20th century