A Summary and Analysis of James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’

‘The Dead’ is the most critically acclaimed and widely studied story in James Joyce’s Dubliners, a collection of 15 short stories written by James Joyce and published in 1914. As we’ve remarked before, Dubliners is now regarded as one of the landmark texts of modernist literature, but initially sales were […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

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James Joyce, Dubliners: Introduction and Analysis

Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories written by James Joyce and published in 1914. As we’ve remarked before, Dubliners is now regarded as one of the landmark texts of modernist literature, but initially sales were poor, with just 379 copies being sold in the first year (famously, 120 […] Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-03-27 15:50:27 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Jorge Luis Borges’ ‘The Circular Ruins’

‘The Circular Ruins’, first published in 1940, is one of the most richly symbolic short stories by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. One of his most powerful and suggestive explorations of the nature of reality and dreams, ‘The Circular Ruins’ can variously be interpreted as a story... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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A Summary and Analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Lost Decade’

‘The Lost Decade’ is one of the shortest works by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), the American author best-known for The Great Gatsby. Published in Esquire magazine in December 1939, just one year before Fitzgerald died, ‘The Lost Decade’ is one of his most powerful short stories to deal with... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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A Summary and Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Minister’s Black Veil’

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Listen to the first ever recording of James Joyce reading from Ulysses.

On February 2, 1922, Sylvia Beach, through her legendary bookstore and occasional imprint Shakespeare and Company, published the entirety of James Joyce’s modernist novel, Ulysses. (It was also Joyce’s 40th birthday.) Two years later, she sought to have at least some of it recorded in Joyce’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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A Summary and Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown’

‘Young Goodman Brown’ (1835) is one of the most famous stories by the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Inspired in part by the Salem witch craze of 1692, the story is a powerful exploration of the dark side of human nature. How Hawthorne loads his story with such power is worthy […] The post... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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A Summary and Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Man of the Crowd’

‘The Man of the Crowd’ is one of the shorter short stories written by Edgar Allan Poe (who pioneered the short story form when it was still an emerging force in nineteenth-century magazines and periodicals). Written in 1840, the story is deliciously enigmatic and, in some ways, prefigures later... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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A Summary and Analysis of Washington Irving’s ‘Rip Van Winkle’

First published in 1819, ‘Rip Van Winkle’ is one of the most famous pieces of writing by Washington Irving, whose contribution to American literature was considerable. ‘Rip Van Winkle’ has become a byword for the idea of falling asleep and waking up to find the familiar world around us has... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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Misprint the legends: famous typos from James Joyce to JK Rowling

A proof of the first Harry Potter novel, which got the author’s name wrong, is only the latest example of an ungainly tradition stretching back centuriesProofreaders may be worth their weight in gold to authors, but their oversights have proved lucrative for some lucky readers of JK Rowling. On... Continue reading at The Guardian

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James, Bolton and 'Galbraith' among Dead Good Reader Award winners

Peter James, Sharon Bolton and "Robert Galbraith" were among the authors honoured at the second annual Dead Good Reader Awards 2016 at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cleeves, James and Hawkins win Dead Good Awards

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James Joyce – big in China

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'James Joyce: A New Biography' by Gordon Bowker: An excerpt

So you're an admirer of James Joyce's "Ulysses"? Well, thank Trieste for that book. So you're an admirer of James Joyce's "Ulysses"? Well, thank Trieste for that book. Why? Gordon Bowker's "James Joyce: A New Biography" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 608 pp., $35) shows readers how living in that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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James Franco's 'Actors Anonymous' says a lot about James Franco

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Niall Leonard is E.L. James’s husband, but his new novel shows he’s more than a plus-one

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Baker & Taylor reveals 'diversity analysis' tool for libraries

US-based book distribution service Baker & Taylor has announced it will be offering libraries a "diversity analysis tool" to help them discover, manage and report on diversity-related topics. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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B&T to Offer ‘Diversity Analysis’ Tool for Library Collections

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Fleet bags 'fascinating' Ditum analysis of the Upskirt Decade

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