Signet Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451530417, 250pp.
Publication Date: February 6, 2007
Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce's "Dubliners "is both a vivid and unflinching portrait of dear dirty Dublin at the turn of the twentieth century and a moral history of a nation and a people whose golden age has passed. His richly drawn characters at once intensely Irish and utterly universal may forever haunt the reader. In mesmerizing writing that evokes rich imagery, Joyce delves into the heart of the city of his birth, capturing the cadences of Dubliners speech in remarkably realistic portrayals of their inner lives. This magnificent collection of fifteen stories reveals Joyce at his most accessible and perhaps most profound.
With an Introduction by Edna O Brien and an Afterword by Malachy McCourt
Malachy McCourt, sixty-nine, is the father of five children, and the grandfather of three. He lives with his wife, Diana, in New York City.
EDNA O BRIEN is the author of eighteen works of fiction, including the New York Times Notable Books and Book Sense picks Wild Decembers and In the Forest, and Lantern Slides, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2002 she won the National Medal for Fiction from the National Arts Club. An honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, O Brien was born and grew up in Ireland and has lived in London for many years.
“A genuine storyteller with a unique personal vision.”—Frank O’Connor
“Joyce’s work is not about the thing—it is the thing itself.”—Samuel Beckett