Whether it’s schoolboys playing hookie from school, girls marrying into craved-for money, or old maids celebrating Halloween, James Joyce’s detailed stories of Dublin lives draw extensively on the author’s deep understanding of Irish culture. First published at the start of the First World War, Dubliners is written in a naturalistic style far more accessible than Joyce’s later experimental novels Finnegans Wake and Ulysses, though many of the protagonists – who vary in age, gender and agenda – reappear in the latter. Join us in reading some of the finest stories in the English language.
- A series of daily short stories kicking off on Bloomsday
- An eminently readable way into this notoriously cryptic author
- Captures the Dublin of a century ago in razor-sharp focus
James Joyce’s remark to his brother Stanislaus while working on Dubliners, as recorded in latter’s diary: pic.twitter.com/CEuhLui2cr
James Joyce’s remark to his brother Stanislaus while working on Dubliners, as recorded in latter’s diary: pic.twitter.com/CEuhLui2cr— Seán Costello (@seanjcostello) May 21, 2016