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This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century and by rejecting euphemism reveals to the Irish their unromantic realities Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation


10 thoughts on “Dubliners

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    Life is full of missed opportunities and hard decisions Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to actually do Dubliners creates an image of an ever movie city of an ever moving exchange of people who experience the reality of life And that’s the whole point realism Not everything goes well not everything is perfectly constructed Life is random and unpredictable If we’re not careful it may escape from us entirely There are two types of stories in Dubliners The first and by far the most effective are those associated with despair nihilism and death The second type deals with ordinary aspects of modern life the representation of the city and social exchanges As a collection they provide an image of dark murky city struggling to cope with the problems associated with rapid urbanisation The stories do not intertwine but you are left with the impression that they are not that far from each other their proximity feels close as you read further into each one The true mastery of Joyce’s writing reveals itself in what he doesn’t say the subtle suggestions the lingering uestions as each story closes without any sense of full resolution And again is this not true of real life? In narrative tradition there is a structured beginning middle and end but in the reality of existence it doesn’t uite work this way Life carries on It doesn’t have a form of narrative closure a convenient wrapping up of plot after each wound we take in life It carries on We carry on And for the Dubliners isolation carries on “He could not feel her near him in the darkness nor hear her voice touch his ear He waited for some minutes listening He could hear nothing the night was perfectly silent He listened again perfectly silent He felt that he was alone”


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    Dubliners James Joyce In his stories Joyce combines heterogeneous elements Poetic mysticism is expressed in a naturalistic way They pay attention to sound and melody for illustration In their works they always use humor and irony and references to myths and holy books If the reader can grasp all these mysteries he will be glad that he may not be able to read any other work Joyce is a language engineer before he became a writer Joyce's particular view of language and the word as the cells that make up the body of the story is so profound and original that critics are still struggling to uncover the vague layers of his stories The sections are hidden side by side in new words invented by Joyce himself There are two completely different opinions about Joyce Some consider him a complex lunatic That his conflict with language has led him astray and others who say he has unparalleled talent which is beyond human comprehension today Joyce's innovation in language is unbelievable Not only do they bring to life the ancient words of their language; They also make words in their works Sometimes words with than a hundred letters or a combination of several words that make up a word show a multiple sense Multi layered words that tell and convey several secrets According to Joyce the world is in bad shape In which lowly joys and poverty and depravity threaten human life The book embraces and embraces a collection of fifteen short stories including issues such as Irish history; Human beings; Death; Love; Life; Fear and ; Have writtenDubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce first published in 1914 They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th centuryThe storiesThe Sisters – After the priest Father Flynn dies a young boy who was close to him and his family deals with his death superficiallyAn Encounter – Two schoolboys playing truant encounter a middle aged manAraby – A boy falls in love with the sister of his friend but fails in his uest to buy her a worthy gift from the Araby bazaarEveline – A young woman weighs her decision to flee Ireland with a sailorAfter the Race – College student Jimmy Doyle tries to fit in with his wealthy friendsTwo Gallants – Two con men Lenehan and Corley find a maid who is willing to steal from her employerThe Boarding House – Mrs Mooney successfully manoeuvres her daughter Polly into an upwardly mobile marriage with her lodger Mr DoranA Little Cloud – Little Chandler's dinner with his old friend Ignatius Gallaher casts fresh light on his own failed literary dreams The story also reflects on Chandler's mood upon realising that his baby son has replaced him as the centre of his wife's affectionsCounterparts – Farrington a lumbering alcoholic scrivener takes out his frustration in pubs and on his son TomClay – The old maid Maria a laundress celebrates Halloween with her former foster child Joe Donnelly and his familyA Painful Case – Mr Duffy rebuffs Mrs Sinico then four years later realises that he has condemned her to loneliness and deathIvy Day in the Committee Room – Minor politicians fail to live up to the memory of Charles Stewart ParnellA Mother – Mrs Kearney tries to win a place of pride for her daughter Kathleen in the Irish cultural movement by starring her in a series of concerts but ultimately failsGrace – After Mr Kernan injures himself falling down the stairs in a bar his friends try to reform him through CatholicismThe Dead – Gabriel Conroy attends a party and later as he speaks with his wife has an epiphany about the nature of life and death At 15–16000 words this story has also been classified as a novella The Dead was adapted into a film by John Huston written for the screen by his son Tony and starring his daughter Anjelica as Mrs Conroyعنوانها «دوبلینیها»؛ «مردگان»؛ «دوبلینی ها و نقد دوبلینی ها»؛ نویسنده جیمز جویس؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز پانزدهم اکتبر سال 1984میلادیعنوان دوبلینی ها؛ نویسنده جیمز جویس؛ مترجم پرویز داریوش؛ تهران، اشرفی، 1346؛ در 227 ص؛ چاپ دیگر انتشارات آبان؛ 1362؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، اساطیر، 1371؛ در 214 ص؛ شابک 9643312410؛ موضوع داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان ایرلندی سده 20ممترجم محمدعلی صفریان، تهران، نیلوفر، چاپ نخست 1372، در 300ص و 143ص؛ چاپ دوم 1378؛ چاپ سوم، 1383؛ چاپ پنجم 1388؛ شابک 9789644481024؛ دوبلینی ها ص 1، تا ص 300، ترجمه صفریان، و ص 1، تا ص 143، آینه ای در راه، مقالاتی در نقد دوبلینیها با ترجمه صالح حسینیمترجم صالح حسینی، تهران، نیلوفر، چاپ نخست 1389، در 453ص؛ شابک 9789644484681؛ مترجم سولماز واحدی کیا؛ تهران، کوله پشتی؛ 1389؛ در 200ص؛ شابک 9786005337976؛ با عنوان مردگان؛ مترجم علیرضا متین نیا؛ مشهد، سخن گستر؛ 1389؛ در 228ص؛ شابک 9789644778551؛ مترجم امیر علیجانپور؛ تهران، آوای مکتوب؛ 1394؛ در 232ص؛ شابک 9786007364208؛ گویا همین پانزده داستان کوتاه را با عنوان «بهترین داستانهای کوتاه جیمز جویس»؛ با ترجمه جناب احمد گلشیری انتشارات نگاه در سال 1388؛ در 402ص منتشر کرده استجویس در داستانهایش، عناصر ناهمگون را باهم درمی‌آمیزند؛ عرفان شاعرانه را، با شیوه ی ناتورالیستی، بیان میکنند، برای تصویرپردازی به صدا و آهنگ صدا، توجه دارند؛ در آثارشان، هماره، از طنز و کنایه و اشاره به اساطیر، و کتاب‌های مقدس، سود می‌برند؛ خوانشگر اگر بتواند این همه رمز و کنایه را دریابد، به لذتی می‌رسد، که شاید از خوانش هیچ اثر دیگری نتواند؛ «جویس» پیش از آن که نویسنده باشند، یک مهندس زبان هستند؛ نگاه ویژه‌ ی «جویس» به زبان، و واژه، به عنوان سلول‌های تشکیل‌ دهنده‌ ی بدنه‌ ی داستان، چنان ژرف و بدیع است، که هنوز منتقدان، درگیر کشف لایه‌ های مبهم داستان‌های ایشان هستند؛ بخش‌هایی که در لا‌ به‌ لای کلماتی نو، که خود «جویس» اختراع کرده، پنهانند؛ در باره «جویس»، دو نظر کاملاً مخالف وجود دارد؛ عده‌ ای او را، دیوانه‌ ی مغلق‌ گو می‌دانند، که درگیری‌ اش با زبان، او را به بیراهه کشانده، و دیگرانی که میگویند؛ ایشان استعدادی بی‌نظیر دارند، که از درک انسان امروز فراتر است؛ نوآوری «جویس» در زبان، ناباورانه است؛ ایشان نه تنها واژه‌ های کهن زبان خویش را زنده می‌کنند؛ بلکه در آثارشان واژه‌ سازی نیز می‌کنند؛ گاه، واژگانی با بیش از صد حرف، و یا ترکیبی از چندین کلمه، که یک کلمه را تشکیل می‌دهد، تا حسی چندگانه را نشان دهد؛ واژه‌ گانی چند لایه که چندین راز را بازمیگویند و می‌رسانند؛ به باور «جویس» دنیا بد مخمصه‌ ای ‌است، که در آن شادی‌های حقیر و فقر و رذالت، زندگی انسانها را تهدید می‌کند؛ کتاب مجموعه ای از پانزده داستان کوتاه را، در بر و در آغوش خویش گرفته که در آنها به مسایلی نظیر تاریخ ایرلند؛ انسانها؛ مرگ؛ عشق؛ زندگی؛ ترس و می‌پردازندبیشتر شخصیت‌های داستان‌های این مجموعه، دوباره در کتاب اولیس فرا خوانده می‌شوند؛ داستان از نثر بسیار قدرتمندی برخوردار است، و جزو شاهکارهای ادبی به شمار است؛ مجموعه داستان یک سیر ادبی را از ابتدا تا انتها در بر می‌گیرد که به داستان بلند مردگان ختم می‌شود؛ اسامی داستان‌های کوتاه خواهرها کشیش فلین می‌میرد و پسر جوان که همراه با خانواده‌ اش برای مراسم ختم او آمده‌ اند یاد خاطرات و کارهای کشیش می‌افتد؛ برخورد یک بچه از مدرسه بیرون می‌رود؛ عربی پسری عاشق دختری در محله‌ شان می‌شود، او به بازار عربی می‌رود تا برای دختر هدیه‌ ای بخرد؛ اولین دختری خانواده‌ اش را ترک می‌کند تا همراه با ملوانی برود؛ همتایان؛ پس از مسابقه مردی با دوست و همدرسه‌ ای قدیمی خود روبرو می‌شود؛ دو زن‌ نواز دو مرد زنی را دنبال می‌کنند تا با او طرح دوستی بریزند؛ ابری کوچک مردی همراه با دوست قدیمی‌ اش مشغول خوردن ناهار است و به یاد آرزوهایی که داشته میافتدیک روز در ستاد انتخابات کارکنان یک ستاد انتخاباتی دور هم گرد آمده‌ اند و از پارنل یکی از رهبران مبارزات ایرلند یاد می‌کنند؛ گل؛ پانسیون؛ یک حادثهٔ دردناک؛ مردگان؛ تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 06071399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی


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    Was James Joyce the greatest English language writer in modern times? I don’t know maybe but Dubliners helps to make his case Brilliant in it’s subtle realistic way Fifteen stories that paint a portrait of Dublin at the turn of last century The Dead is the final story and the most poignant and powerful but several stand out as exceptional and they are all good “Counterparts” is a disturbing close up look at the old drunken Irish family stereotype that fails to be humorous “A Mother” though epitomizes the stereotype of a blusterous stubborn as a mule Irish mother And about those Irish stereotype? Might they have been given voice by Joyce through Dubliners? A highly influential work from a respected inspiring author this is great reading


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    Before embarking towards my maiden Joyce read I prepared myself to pour in as much effort reuired on my part to understand Dubliners I didn’t assume them to be incomprehensible or distant but an anxiety akin to meeting a known stranger for the first time was definitely present The said anxiety shortly materialized into a much awaited prospect after reading the opening story and finally transformed into a confident and gentle companion who led me through the sepia streets of an unassuming city Dublin as I soon realized was just around the corner I had hardly any patience with the serious work of life which now that it stood between me and my desire seemed to me child’s play ugly monotonous child’s playCalmly engaged within the secure air of its daily affairs the people of Dublin were also ostensibly calm and secure and yet a moment reflection about a dormant or potential life managed to extract stories which were snuggled in simple form and simpler titles but traced intricate and at times unheeded emotions An aimless walk concluded in cheap happiness and an embarrassing accident convinced someone to search for an elusive redemption A death unveiled the value of oblivious living while a motherly conduct was driven by frustrations and misplaced ambitions Most of these characters were representative not whole but of a remarkable fragment of lives that we either experience ourselves or witness in others during the time we live She sat amid the chilly circle of her accomplishments waiting for some suitor to brave it and offer her a brilliant lifeA perpetual struggle for attention between past and present was an integral part of these stories sans any violent clashes Some of them appeared as if being viewed from a neighbor’s window and some welcomed me through a cordial door and took their time to introduce every element of the household I admired how well the majority of people were coping with the conseuences of their choices and how easily they found humor in the ironies of life And I uailed on seeing the suffocation of the negligible minority on being caught in the web of their inhibitions I understood that even after getting a crystal clear view of their circumstances from a vantage point they still refused to adopt a different course to sail away to a different country to a dreamy world It was hard work – a hard life – but now that she was about to leave it she did not find it a wholly undesirable lifeWith every subseuent narration I imagined Joyce to be in deep contemplation about everything and everyone around him I imagined him to carefully select an appropriate frame for his various thoughts and placing each one of them at their desirous place I imagined how he must have wanted to capture an epiphanic moment among the melancholic tune of Irish songs when he wanted to paint a picture with decided title but undecided colors; or when he simply wished to write about the approachable beauty of that girl on other side of the pavement I imagined his joy for the love and pain at the criticism for his native place I was left in awe of the virtuosity of this young man and the several portraits he created with his words He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a predicate in the past tenseAnd when I reached the end I simply wished to possess a literary talent like this for a very short time to write a story of my own and discreetly slip it into this collection Dublin and Dubliners felt that close to me


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    This is a collection of short stories Or are they one single long story? “A Portrait of the City as an Old and Stultifying Enclave”?This story fashions a kaleidoscopic vision of Dublin in the early 1900s This is a city enclosed in a gray cylinder that a hand turns periodically and new scenes are conjured up for the contemplation of a single male eye The same components reappear falling in different places playing different relationships with each other; some others disappear forever or stay hidden in the corners to may be reappear again after all One cannot know how the elements will place themselves on the next turnRich collection of elements youth and adulthood – money matters – trapping marriages – trapping love – ill conceived duties – Mary – temptations for youth – the ghost of England – the public house – chattered dreams – Jesuits – alcohol – nationalism – unfeminine women – dreams of change – school ploys – Death – Parnell – liberating escape – topographical anchorage of the streets of DublinAnother turn And there is Dublin againAnd each time we recognize the narrow spaces the sombre the dreary the faded the routine and the bleak prospectsThe drabness of many of these hovering elements is however transformed by a play of incantation The desolation is perplexingly denatured into elegance and the stark absence of sentimentality blooms because what it renders is so very genuine There is a magic wand in the form of a pen of wizardry that by the clothing with words precisely chosen words carefully written words encapsulates the dreariness and creates tales that captivate and enchant usAnd may be there is also an additional light in this kaleidoscope that makes these sorry elements shine through those inner reflecting mirrors The humour of a sparkling and luminous mind Citiscape Rachel Simonson US Anthropocene David Thomas Smith Ireland


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    James Joyce once said; If Dublin suddenly disappeared from the Earth it could be reconstructed out of my book Ulysses I have never been to Dublin so I have no idea what it's like today but through Joyce's writings I have a sense of what it was like in the early 20th century It’s not so much that he describes the physical city but his descriptions of its establishments its social and political atmosphere and especially its people is so detailed and complete that the physical picture just pops up like in one of those children's pop up books It is so in Ulysses and it certainly is true in this book DublinersDubliners this collection of 15 short stories was published in 1914 two years before A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and eight years before Ulysses These stories lay the groundwork for his later novels a primer if you will I think it's good advice to anyone just starting on James Joyce works to start with Dubliners Like all short story collections some are better than others but they are all good all consistent and they never stray from Joyce's verbal painting of his beloved Dublin


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    Another book from my project uite successful until now to read classics When I was in college and Uni I was all about contemporary literature Maruez Reverte Murakami and I missed many of the must read authors I am trying to redeem myself now I chose the Dubliners because I knew I would never have the will and patience to finish Ulysses I have to admit that although I understand the value of the volume and its structure I did not like it It bore me terribly I fell asleep while reading many times and it was a struggle to follow the stories Some stories were really good but the majority were just boring I also read a couple of analysis for the stories which were far interesting than the stories themselves


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    Was no doubt about it if you wanted to succeed you had to go away You could do nothing in Dublin The stories that make up Dubliners open with death and death ends it as well And somewhere in between there is a life The first truancy the first timid amorous sighs and all shades of greyness whole stretches of the usual humdrum reality People caught up in the daily routine whom life was withheld The workers petty crooks and freeloaders seamstresses scullery maids servants scriveners salesmen union activists the whole cross section of Irish middle and lower middle class Some of them crave for money some for other places some for love while others for another times And the they’re yearning the bigger is their disillusionment and discontent Outcasts from life’s feastBoy from Araby enamoured of friend’s sister wants to visit a charity bazaar and buy something for the girl to find finally the bazaar closed hero of Counterparts having pawned his watch wants only to drink himself up but ends up with empty pockets and does not even feel drunk or Chandler hero of A little cloud who’s eagerly awaiting his old friend to find him only vulgar and patronizing People unfulfilled for whom an intemperance is something as inevitable as climate changes who take out all their failures pathetic fate and frustration on children and weaker than themselves Who feel that if they want to achieve anything in life they have to leave this town behind that in Dublin actually there is no lifeAnd so Joyce did But no matter how much had he abandoned Dublin after all he took this city with himself forever He loved and hated it became a bard of Dublin and its inhabitants a great admirer but its stern critic at the same time The same sentiments had he for his homeland often in his works called Errorland The main theme of Dubliners that ties together all stories is the breakdown of all values embodied in drunkenness decadent debauchery obscurantism of clergy hypocrisy intellectual primitivism of bourgeoisie and finally paralysis of the Irish political scene after the death of Parnell Joyce chronicler of Dublin alternately realistic and nostalgic depicts city of lost hopes and failing chances to end this collection with absolutely brilliant story The Dead in which Gabriel counts on some pleasant moments with his wife while she’s yearning for her dead lover and finally falling snow reconciles everything covering eually the living and the dead


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    Why do we wish to live this life; life which at times seem to accompany the vague impressions we have long since been comfortable to carry along; the ideas the choices which have become a second nature to us How many times do we stop and think about them? Particularly as readers as the ones who have been challenged and hence in a way made aware by written word; how many times do we stop and think life cannot always be a search it cannot always be a constant exploration into unknown a desperate call to something which is striven for for the attainment of something decisive Or is it? Perhaps But what when the decisive is attained is conuered? Where does one go from there? Surely in search of something still unknown still unconuered But we forget to stop in between Or we rather choose to ignore that which comes in between because we are too afraid to stop And that is life I remember this very beautiful uote by Allan Saunders “Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans” We forget that sometimes life is also the acceptance of that which is presented to us by mere chances or than that by the long witnessed “usual” So when I picked up Dubliners while still continuing with The Rebel I was at first annoyed because nothing seemed unusual or interesting there But then I just strove ahead because I had loved “A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man” and so I wanted to give this a chance Some stories and I realized the simple idea with which these stories might have been penned I realized that author might have wanted to portray life as actually experienced and lived by the characters who might in fact had been real people around him People who had lived a life set by routine patterns and where nothing out of ordinary had ever happened This realization made me sit straight and uestion myself How many right ways can be there to live a life? One or two or ; Is it ours or theirs or still somewhere between the two? I don’t even know if these are the right options But what I do understand is that either way it is life we are talking about Life which is lived both consciously and unconsciously which may be different in living but which in the end culminates into the same Oh but by this I do not undermine one way or the other but simply wish to express the value of understanding bothIt was the last story of the collection ie “The Dead” which deeply touched and gave me food for thought It actually brought to eyes something unusual from the rest of the stories view spoilerSee the incorrigible me hide spoiler


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    For anyone thinking of putting James Joyce on your “must read this year” list for 2019 here are my suggestionsBY1 DublinersBrilliantly atmospheric scraps of Irish miserablism – must read to get where JJ is coming from 2 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManStrangely – tiresome and inessential Bangs on about religion and Irish miserablism and a bit too much like a portrait of the author as an insufferable young genius 3 UlyssesThe essential book out of all of these Difficult but also very funny and not impossible FWIW my short bluffer’s guide to this truly astonishing book is herehttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowand my long review of it chapter by chapter is herehttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowand herehttpswwwgoodreadscomstoryshowit’s very long4 Finnegans WakeThis is really not recommended But this is – a 10 minute excerpt “Anna Livia Plurabelle” read by JJ himselfhttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?vgrJC1I had thought this small part being so beautiful that FW would be another masterpiece but the rest of it isn’t one tenth as fascinating or linguistically lovely and it will do your brain in The only thing I’ve been able to do with FW is parody it rather lamelyhttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowwhich was unnervingly easy to do once you get into the swing of it The reader who can gain enjoyment on any level from the great mapless madhouse that is FW has my undying respect ABOUT1 The Most Dangerous Book The Battle For James Joyce’s Ulysses By Kevin BirminghamBy far the best book on JJ and Ulysses I ever read – you almost don’t need a real biography after this It’s a total page turner It’s not an analysis it’s the story of how it was written and how it was published – long painful and thrilling 2 James Joyce Richard EllmanBut if you do want a big biography this is the one 3 My Brother’s Keeper Stanislaus JoyceOr you could stick to this memoir by JJ’s faithful brother It will make you love JJ and Stanny a lot than most books will4 The New Bloomsday Book Harry BlamiresI liked this not too scholarly voyage round through about Ulysses better than any other analysisinterpretation5 The Finnegans Wake Experience Roland McHughI only read one book about FW It was this It’s hilarious Mr McHugh is a total obsessive with a screw loose dedicated his whole waking being to reading FW correctly and then explaining how to read FW correctly Elastic bands are an important part of the process as I recall I think it was self published so might be hard to track down 6 James Joyce’s Odyssey Frank Delaney7 James Joyce’s Dublin Edward uinnThese two are luxury items gorgeous photo books full of black white pix of dear dirty Dublin as it was and I don’t think is any Not essential but just a delight AVOID1 Ulysses and Us Declan Kiberd2 Ulysses on the Liffey Richard EllmanThese two do exactly the same thing – with their jawbreakin pontificatin somnambulatin ramblin they like to make you want to find the English Literature department in your nearest university and burn it down 3 Ulysses Annotated Don GiffordProving that the you know the less you understand Cocklepickers They waded a little way in the water and stooping soused their bags and lifting them again waded out The dog yelped running to them reared up and pawed them dropping on all fours again reared up at them with mute bearish fawning Unheeded he kept by them as they came towards the drier sand a rag of wolf’s tongue redpanting from his jaws His speckled body ambled ahead of them and then loped off at a calf’s gallop The carcass lay on his path He stopped sniffed stalked round it brother nosing closer went round it sniffling rapidly like a dog all over the dead dog’s bedraggled fell Dogskull dogsniff eyes on the ground moves to one great goal Ah poor dogsbody Here lies poor dogsbody’s body —Tatters Out of that you mongrel How many roads must a man walk downSorry JJ couldn't resist