The dead / James Joyce.

By: Joyce, James, 1882-1941Material type: TextTextSeries: Art of the novella: ; Melville House classics: Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Melville House Pub., 1914 (2004 printing)Description: 64 p. ; 18 cmISBN: 097496090X; 9780974960906Subject(s): Family reunions -- Fiction | Dublin (Ireland) -- FictionGenre/Form: Christmas stories. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823/.912 LOC classification: PR6019.O9 | D43 2004
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"The dead was first published in the collection Dubliners in 1914"--T.p. verso.

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This contribution to St. Martin's "Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism" series offers a useful pedagogical tool for approaching one of the world's greatest stories through multiple critical perspectives. The essays, which present critical approaches from psychoanalytic, reader-response, new historicist, feminist, and deconstructive contexts, are all sound works of scholarship, which provide lucid introductions to these critical points of view as well as helpful bibliographies for further exploration. The editor's introduction supplies biographical and historical contexts to the "The Dead," and the book also includes a brief glossary of theoretical terms. Recommended for general readers, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students. R. D. Newman; Texas A&M University

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James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland, into a large Catholic family. Joyce was a very good pupil, studying poetics, languages, and philosophy at Clongowes Wood College, Belvedere College, and the Royal University in Dublin.

Joyce taught school in Dalkey, Ireland, before marrying in 1904. Joyce lived in Zurich and Triest, teaching languages at Berlitz schools, and then settled in Paris in 1920 where he figured prominently in the Parisian literary scene, as witnessed by Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.

Joyce's collection of fine short stories, Dubliners, was published in 1914, to critical acclaim. Joyce's major works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Stephen Hero. Ulysses, published in 1922, is considered one of the greatest English novels of the 20th century. The book simply chronicles one day in the fictional life of Leopold Bloom, but it introduces stream of consciousness as a literary method and broaches many subjects controversial to its day. As avant-garde as Ulysses was, Finnegans Wake is even more challenging to the reader as an important modernist work. Joyce died just two years after its publication, in 1941.

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