"Good reading, but muffled sound"
James Joyce's Dubliners is a collection of short stories about the lives of the people of Dublin around the turn of the century. Each story describes a small but significant moment of crisis or revelation in the life of a particular Dubliner, sympathetically but always with stark honesty. Many of the characters are desperate to escape the confines of their humdrum lives, though those that have the opportunity to do so seem unable to take it.
"Good reading, a little slow"
James Joyce revolutionized twentieth-century writing with his "stream of consciousness" technique. While ingeniously innovative and experimental, he was also a keenly precise chronicler of the people, places, and sounds of his native Dublin. In Dubliners, a cast of 15 internationally famous stage and screen actors perform stories that make up a brilliant journey over a human landscape that captures the bleakest of despair to the most blinding of epiphanies.
"Great Stories, Poor Performance"
James Joyces classic collection of short stories about life in Dublin in the early 20th century.
"Not to be missed!!!!"
Dubliners is a collection of short stories by James Joyce that was first published in 1914. The 15 stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle-class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at a 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.
"Brilliant stories about Dubliners"
TV actor Charles Keating provides superb narratives of "Araby", "Eveline", and "Counterparts" from Joyce's brilliant collection of stories, rich with memorable characters and displaying his genius for the subtleties and nuances of language.
This collection of 15 stories was first published in 1914. James wrote them as descriptions of middle class life in Ireland but in each story one or more characters has an "epiphany," - a moment where the character has a speical moment of illumination. Many of the characters in these stories later appear in his novel, Ulysses.
From a child grappling with the death of a fallen priest, to a young woman’s dilemma over whether to elope to Argentina with her lover, to the dance party at which a man discovers just how little he really knows about his wife, these 15 stories bring the gritty realism of existence in Joyce’s native Dublin to life. With Dubliners, James Joyce reinvented the art of fiction, using a scrupulous, deadpan realism to convey truths that were at once blasphemous and sacramental.
Ralph Cosham gives a remarkable performance of five of Joyce's best known stories from Dubliners including The Dead, considered to be one of the greatest works of short fiction, and which was a movie and is now a Broadway Play.
"Less Expensive But . . ."
This collection of Irish tales includes "Eveline", "After the Race", "Two Gallants", "The Boarding House", "Counterparts", "Clay", "A Painful Case", "Ivy Day in the Committee Room", "A Mother", "Grace", and "The Dead".
In his first published work in prose, James Joyce paints vivid portraits of the people of Dublin, his city of birth, in a collection of stories whose larger purpose, he said, was to depict a "moral history of Ireland". From the first story, in which a young boy encounters death, to the haunting final story involving the middle-aged Gabriel, the book gives an unflinching and realistic portrayal of "dear, dirty Dublin" in the early 20th-century.
"Sometimes Davidson works, sometimes not"
Holding none of the difficulties of Joyce's most powerful and moving prose. Holding none of the difficulties of Joyce's later novels, such as Ulysses, Dubliners is, in its way, just as radical. These stories introduce us to the city which fed Joyce's entire creative output, and to many of the characters who made it such a well of literary inspiration.
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born in 1882 in Dublin but spent most of his life living with Nora Barnacle in various parts of Europe. Apart from a collection of verse, Dubliners was his first published work in 1914. In Dubliners, Joyce portrays quite brilliantly human relationships in Ireland at the turn of the century. His characters are so vital and exciting and the stories so fresh, evocative, and entertaining that they could well have been written today.
"not the right order"
Questa famosa raccolta di racconti vuole offrire uno spaccato dell’esperienza dublinese di Joyce. I quindici racconti restano sospesi nella nebbia della città, cogliendo delle istantanee nella vita dei suoi personaggi, offerte così, senza un inizio o una fine nel senso stretto della parola. Dal racconto più lungo, I morti, è stato tratto un film.
Dublineses (en inglés, "Dubliners") el primer libro de Joyce, es una colección de relatos cortos escrita por el escritor irlandés. Los quince relatos son una representación, en ocasiones satírica, de las clases media y baja irlandesas, en el Dublín de principios del siglo XX. Joyce, quien sería más adelante pionero en el uso del monólogo interior como recurso narrativo, utiliza en esta obra un estilo realista para ofrecer una descripción de los personajes y la ciudad.
In this renowned collection of stories, James Joyce created an exacting portrait of his native city and a masterful exploration of the trials and yearnings of the human heart. This audio contains unabridged selections from Dubliners, including the exquisitely poignant final story, "The Dead."
"Eveline" is a short story from James Joyce's classic Dubliners. Nineteen-year-old Eveline has decided to leave home, but her future journey may not be all that she hopes. Like other stories in Dubliners,"Eveline" offers a penetrating analysis of Dublin society, especially its stagnation and paralysis. Each story incorporates epiphanies, by which Joyce meant to convey a sudden consciousness of the "soul" of a thing. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.
"Arcilla" es la historia de Maria, una mujer que cria a los ninos de una familia y anos despus va a pasar la Fiesta de todos los Santos con uno de ellos, ya adulto. Mara es un personaje que parece desconectado de la realidad; soltera y mayor, Mara representa a una mujer irlandesa ignorante y humilde. El nombre Arcilla, viene del elemento usado por Maria para jugar con los ninos. La arcilla, representa la muerte en la cultura irlandesa. Maria puede morir pronto.
"Después de la Carrera" puede entenderse superficialmente como la historia de un grupo de mozalbetes de distintas nacionalidades que viven una vida disipada, compitiendo en carreras de autos y jugando a las cartas. Sin embargo, la historia es un simbolismo sobre distintas naciones y su rol en la carrera politica que vivia el mundo en los tiempos de Joyce, muy similar a la nuestra, actual.