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'

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