"Dubliners" is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, which was 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 century. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child 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.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the intellectual and religious philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe. The work uses techniques that Joyce developed more fully in "Ulysses" and "Finnegans Wake".
Mieszka´ncy Dublina okiem jednego z najwazniejszych pisarzy XX wieku. Wydany w 1914 roku zbiór opowiada´n stanowi realistyczny obraz tego, jak wygladalo zycie Irlandczyków na poczatku XX wieku. Postacie, które pojawiaja sie w poszczególnych opowiadaniach cyklu czytelnicy moga odnale´z´c takze w najslynniejszym dziele Joyce'a - "Ulisessie".
"Dubli´nczycy" moga stanowi´c dobre wprowadzenie w ´swiat poetyki stworzonej przez autora. James Joyce, slynacy z niezwykle trudnych w odbiorze utworów, w cyklu opowiada´n nie szarzuje jezykiem, dzieki czemu sa one latwo przyswajalne, a przy tym utrzymuja mistrzowski poziom artystyczny.
Zbiór zawiera 15 opowiada´n: Siostry, Spotkanie, Arabia, Ewelina, Po wy´scigach, Dwaj rycerze, Pensjonat, Chmurka, Umowa Bodley&Kirwan, Wrózby, Przypadek godny ubolewania, Li´s´c bluszczu, Matka, Laska boza, Zmarli.
James Joyce fu uno dei più importanti scrittori del XX secolo e la sua raccolta di storie "Gente di Dublino", pubblicata nel 1914, fornisce un quadro realistico di come era la vita in Irlanda all'inizio del 1900. Alcuni dei personaggi che compaiono in "Gente di Dublino" saranno familiari ai lettori dell'altro capolavoro di Joyce, l' "Ulisse".
"Gente di Dublino" è un'eccellente introduzione al lavoro di James Joyce, le cui altre opere sono stilisticamente e linguisticamente più complesse. Qui, la scrittura scorre e le storie sono facili da comprendere, senza perdere la voce magistrale dell'autore irlandese.
La raccolta comprende le seguenti 15 storie: "Le sorelle", "Un incontro", "Arabia", "Eveline", "Dopo la corsa", "I due galanti", "Pensione di famiglia", "Una piccola nube", "Rivalsa", "Polvere", "Un caso pietoso", "Il giorno dell'edera", "Una madre", "La grazia" e "I morti".
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Though James Joyce earned his literary fame mostly through his short stories and novels, he also published several short books of poetry. In fact Chamber Music, a collection of thirtysix short love poems, was his first major independent publication.
The title of Chamber Music is said to have come from the sound of urine tinkling into a chamber pot-though this was actually a story made up by Joyce after the fact. As he grew older, he came to dislike the title, saying that it was too complacent. Though the story of the title's genesis suggests the poems are bawdy and raw, in fact they're each gentle and lyrical love poems, strictly rooted in the romantic tradition. Though the poems didn't sell well, they met with some critical acclaim from the likes of Ezra Pound and W. B. Yeats.
"Gas from a Burner" is a short broadside published by Joyce in 1912. He composed it as he was preparing to leave his home, Ireland, for the last time, before embarking on a new life of exile on the continent. Its targets are his publishers, who for almost a decade stalled the publication of his short story collection Dubliners. They frustrated him to to such an extent that he thought they were actively conspiring against him to prevent his controversial manuscript from ever seeing the light of day. "Gas from a Burner" crystallizes the rage he felt at that pious, hypocritical, and prudish establishment.
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is Joyce's first novel, published after the previous success of his short story collection Dubliners. The novel is written in a modernist style, with dialog and narration blending together in a kind of streamofconsciousness meant to invoke the blurriness of memory.
Joyce originally planned writing a realist autobiographical novel of 63 chapters titled Stephen Hero. He abandoned the attempt halfway through, and refocused his efforts on Portrait, a shorter, sharper work in the modernist style. His alterego remained Stephen Dedalus, named after Daedalus, the mythological Greek craftsman and father of Icarus. Portrait was written while he was waiting for Dubliners to be published, a process that took eight years and so frustrated Joyce that he once threw the manuscript of Portrait into a fire, causing his family to run to save it.
The novel closely traces Joyce's early years. Like his alterego Stephen, Joyce was born into a middleclass family and lived in Dublin as they descended into poverty; he rebelled against his Irish Catholic upbringing to become a star student at Dublin University, and put aside thoughts of priesthood or medicine, the other careers offered him, to become a writer. Joyce doesn't shy away from sensitive topics, presenting the discoveries of youth in all of their physical detail, including Stephen's teenage visits to prostitutes (which also mirror Joyce's youth, and were how he probably contracted the suspected syphilis that plagued his vision and tortured his health for the rest of his life), and the homosexual explorations of children at a Jesuit school.
The writing is in the free indirect style, allowing the narrator to both focus on Stephen and present characters and events through his eyes, until the last chapter, where Stephen's firstperson diary entries suggest he's finally found his voice. As the novel progresses, the syntax and vocabulary also grow in complexity, reflecting Stephen's own development.
Of Joyce's three novels, Portrait is the most straightforward and accessible. But it remains just as rich and complex as any masterpiece, with critics across generations hailing it as work of unique beauty and perception.