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Book Review: Dubliners by James Joyce
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / April 8, 2013

About: Dubliners by James Joyce is a collection of short stories published in 1914. The stories are loosely tied together and are considered a classic collection in world literature. 152 pages Publisher: Dover Publications Language: English ISBN-10: 0486268705 My rating for Dubliners – 4 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic format More books by James Joyce Thoughts: I read Dubliners by James Joyce as an attempt to read out of my comfort zone as well as to read some well known “must read” books which I somehow (and by “somehow” I mean purposely) skipped over. I generally don’t read short stories, but I’ve heard so much about Dubliners that I decided to try it out. The first reaction I had to the book was not a positive one, it seemed to me that Joyce wrote the book begging for it to be analyzed and dug into ad nauseaum. I don’t like those type of books, I like thinking more deeply into a book and trying to read what the author meant, not necessarily what is written in black and white. However, when an author takes unnecessarily steps to make their work purposely difficult to comprehend, and then only by…

Fun Facts Friday: Oscar Wilde
Latest Posts / October 16, 2020

Oscar Wilde ((16, October 1854 – 30, November 1900) was an Irish poet, social activist, and playwright, famous for his writings as he was lifestyle.

Fun Facts Friday: William Trevor
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / May 24, 2019

William Trevor (24 May, 1928 – 20 November, 2016) was a playwright and novelist from Ireland. Books by William Trevor* Born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, as William Trevor Cox to a middle class family, Mr. Trevor graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a history degree. He worked as a sculptor under the name Trevor Cox and to make extra money he worked as a teacher. In 1954 Mr. Trevor and his wife of two years, Jane Ryan, immigrated to England. In England Mr. Trevor worked as a copywriter and art teacher. Mr. Trevor won the Whitbread Prize three times, the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and is a five time nominee for the Booker Prize. He won the prestigious Hawthornden Prize for his second novel, The Old Boys, published in 1964 During the 1970s, Mr. Trevor had great success in television and the theater. During 1973 alone he saw three of his plays performed in London theaters and three of his dramas were produced for television. Mr. Trevor was awarded an honorary Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1977 for “services to literature”, became a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2002. In…

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