James Joyce The Dead

ISBN 13: 9780146000829

The Dead

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'...an introductory bibliographical essay, a short critical history, and one of the exemplary analyses.' - Ian White This edition of Joyce's greatest work of short fiction - the first to reprint The Dead apart from the other stories in his Dubliners collection - features an authoritative text together with five essays that approach the work from five contemporary critical perspectives, and editorial apparatus introducing the student to the critical approaches presented.

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About the Author:

James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882, the oldest of ten children in a Catholic family. He attended Jesuit schools and, in 1904, moved first to Trieste, then Paris, with Nora Barnacle; they married in 1931. After publishing his first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, in 1916, Joyce developed glaucoma, and his eyesight steadily diminished for the rest of his life. His seminal novel Ulysses was published by his friend Sylvia Beach out of her Paris bookstore, only to be banned in the US and elsewhere due to charges of indecency. Fleeing the Nazi invasion of France, Joyce died in Zurich in 1941.

From AudioFile:

It would be difficult to overpraise this wonderful recording from Joyce's Dubliners. Setlock has a beautiful, subtly accented, fluid, flowing voice, a spritely voice, perfect for Joyce's spinsters and his drunks, the priests and little boys, the old politicians. Setlock does a superb job with the dialogue, with the incredible sensuality of Joyce's work, the telling detail, the moments of irretrievable loss. If one could change anything, it might be to slow him down slightly, the more to savour the words, but that would interfere with the flow and energy of Joyce's prose. E.J.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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