Dubliners (Annotated) (English Edition) download gratisDoor: James Joyce
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. They center on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character has a special moment of self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by children as protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity.
Auteur: James Joyce
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Someone else said it & I concur. These books are like crack. So bad yet good & once they've got their hooks in, you're done for for. I hate everything these books try to pretend to be & fully know they are absurd. Yet I will keep reading! Go figure. There is nothing to be gained on a literary level. And they have no depth. There are no big mysteries or theories to glean. This is just pure unalduterated, indulgent, urban soap opera. The vernacular/lingo was a bit better in this book as long as Rhage was away from his 'boyeez' (when did Butch get so gangsta'?). And some of the dialog literally had me in tears of laughter it was so OTT. And yet....I still read the silliness. I actually really liked Rhage (the MC). Despite his dramatic inclinations & wanna be "thug"ness. And Mary wasn't bad. She was a pretty good personality match for him considering his background. But really - I loved how he used her name all the time, esp. while he was trying to seduce her. It was hilarious. "Spread your legs for me Mary." "Mary, come to me Mary." "Mary you are beautiful. Yes, yes you are Mary." I suppose the intention was to make him seem sincere but the earnestness came across as really overwrought & funny as hell. And b'c I can get on board w/cheese, esp. if it's good cheese, I loved it! I'm on to the next book!