In the first place, it happened there. More importantly, it has drawn sustenance from the history of crisis that dominated Western politics and culture during the 20th century. Modernism is a turn against representation.
Lovely collection of stories about Dublin.
I'd like to read Ulysses one day, but so far I haven't quite dared to tackle Dubliners related modernism. This is a collection of short stories that I hoped would gently introduce me to Joyce's writing.
The stories are easy to understand and I enjoyed the prose. I'm definitely keeping his other work on my tbr list and would recommend Dubliners to anyone who wants a taste of James Joyce.
I haven't read the whole book, but if everything is written somehow written like Eveline, then it should be an original collection of short stories.
Oleta Mar 10, Sometimes there's a time not to read great works. I'm not sure why I chose the busy Christmas period to make my first foray into Joyce - to be quite honest it was hard going at times.
Unlike what I've heard of Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, this collection of 15 stories was not arduous at all in terms of the style of writing, but I'm not a short story collection lover at the best of times, and I found myself often reading the book just for the sake of getting through it.
Can I see what everyone raves about? Yes, I think I can. These stories were all about characterisation - subtleties and nuances which made each character quickly very believable and credible. It's just that clever as the writing and these characters were, I often found myself glazing over. I enjoyed the Dublin setting, and a number of the stories hooked me in, but many of them went nowhere, and sharply observant as the vignettes were they were often peppered with characters I didn't particularly like, which makes it hard for me to fall in love with writing even if it's from one of the so-called greats.
I struggle with collections of short stories as they aren't long enough to suck me into page-turning addiction mode, and it can take me forever and day to get through a book like this as a result despite it only being pages long.
Why did I pick this up then? Well, one of my late resolutions was to get back to doing more writing competitions again, and as I don't enjoy reading short stories I've been banging my head against a brick wall trying to write any that are a shade better than complete tripe.
I wanted to examine the pace, the intros and the endings in particular, and how much plot to reveal.
On that level the book did deliver, but there is a time for reading work like this, and I simply hadn't enough time or peace and quiet to give it the attention it deserved. This is a collection of stories that deserves to be studied, with attention given to the deftness of Joyce's literary art.
I, on the other hand, was simply in the mood for reading for the sake of pure enjoyment.The term modernism covers a number of related, and overlapping, artistic and literary movements, including Imagism, Symbolism, Futurism, Vorticism, Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism, and Dada.
Early modernist writers [ edit ]. the Modern Novel—all in one paragraph, since the book is concerned with the novel—but he cites Joyce as primarily responsible for bringing the epiphany to the forefront of the modern western novel.
Jun 01, · Thus, with Dubliners, one finds it difficult to defend only one interpretation of a modernist work as valid, even if one believes in authorial intent.
Reading the stories as invocations or as little epics helps the reader to the extent that it encourages one to . This course is a survey of modern Irish literature from the s to the s. We will explore a range of narrative forms - poetry, short stories and novels - in the context of Irish history and culture.
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