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"Don't you think there is a certain resemblance between the mystery of the Mass and what I am trying to do?...To give people some kind of intellectual pleasure or spiritual enjoyment by converting the bread of everyday life into something that has a permanent artistic life of its own."
-- James Joyce, in a letter to his brother
With these fifteen stories James Joyce reinvented the art of fiction, using a scrupulous, deadpan realism to convey truths that were at once blasphemous and sacramental. Whether writing about the death of a fallen priest ("The Sisters"), the petty sexual and fiscal machinations of "Two Gallants," or of the Christmas party at which an uprooted intellectual discovers just how little he really knows about his wife ("The Dead"), Joyce takes narrative places it had never been before.
The text of this edition has been newly edited by Hans Walter Gabler and Walter Hettche and is followed by a new afterword, chronology, and bibliography by John S. Kelly. Also included in a special appendix are the original versions of three stories as well as Joyce's long-suppressed Preface to Dubliners.
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"A hundred years on . . . "Dubliners "has been absorbed into our literary landscape, but in the early part of the twentieth century it was the sort of book that hadn't been seen much before, certainly from an Irish writer, and much of it shocked the conventional literary world. . . . [Joyce] was taking the lived landscape of his childhood and transforming it into something universal. . . . The stories contain some of the most beautiful sentences ever written in English." --Colum McCann, from the ForewordAbout the Author:
James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish poet and novelist, celebrated as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His works include "Ulysses," "Finnegans Wake," and "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man."
Colum McCann is the author of the National Book Award-winning novel "Let the Great World Spin" and, most recently, "TransAtlantic." Born in Dublin, Ireland, he now lives in New York City.
Terence Brown is an emeritus fellow of Trinity College Dublin.
Roman Muradov has done illustrations for an array of clients, including the "New Yorker," the "New York Times," "Vogue," NPR, and Dark Horse Comics. He lives in San Francisco.
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Book Description Modern Library, New York, 1926. hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Modern Library Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP58704940
Book Description The Modern Library, New York, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. 1st Modern Library Edition. Heavy underlining in much of text. Cover shows limited wear. Dust jacket shows minor edgewear and chipping at spine ends. States First Modern Library Edition, 1969. ; Toledano binding style '13', Blank endpapers, dust jacket style 'n3'. Sixth of seven dust jacket releases. ; The Modern Library; Vol. 124.2; 224 pages. Seller Inventory # 29166
Book Description Modern Library, New York, 1926. hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Modern Library Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP68330647
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