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Dubliners (Centennial)
Dubliners (Centennial) | James Joyce
For the centennial of its original publication, an irresistible Deluxe Edition of one of the most beloved books of the 20th century featuring a foreword by Colum McCann, the bestselling author ofLet the Great World SpinandTransAtlantic Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce sDublinersis a vivid and unflinching portrait of dear dirty Dublin at the turn of the twentieth century. These fifteen stories, including such unforgettable ones as Araby, Grace, and The Dead, delve into the heart of the city of Joyce s birth, capturing the cadences of Dubliners speech and portraying with an almost brute realism their outer and inner lives.Dublinersis Joyce at his most accessible and most profound, and this edition is the definitive text, authorized by the Joyce estate and collated from all known proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to reflect the author s original wishes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."
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Faibka
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DivineDiana I love this! 3mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 3mo
batsy Such a great cover. 3mo
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Naj
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

@OnlyYoo want to join? Post seven covers you love, one each for seven days. No need for any explanations. Tag a new litten everyday.

OnlyYoo Thank you for the tag! 3mo
Naj @OnlyYoo 😊😊 3mo
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Violetta
Dubliners | Joyce James
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1. Done. Always thought I'm not that smart to understand Joyce's versatile talent, but I love these beautifully written stories 🧡
2. Only two classmates called me by nicknames: Zelenka (close to my last name and sounds like brilliant green in Russian) and Hamster. No one else ever tried 😏
3. Fries 🍟
4. Sleep, read and go shopping (can't believe it'll be that easy though)
5. Eng, Rus (Пятница!), Fr (C'est vendredi!)
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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wanderinglynn
Dubliners | Joyce James
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#Two4Tuesday
1. No, but I have been to literary places, like Dublin, birthplace of James Joyce.
2. No—next big vacay is either Costa Rica or Peru.

TheSpineView Costa Rica sounds wonderful! Thanks for playing! 😊 5mo
Lucy_Anywhere I lived in Costa Rica for two years and loved it! Such an amazing place with beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, and sloths! 5mo
wanderinglynn @Lucy_Anywhere that‘s so cool! What were you doing there? I‘d love to hear more about it. 5mo
Lucy_Anywhere I taught at an international school in San Jose! If you love nature and laying in hammocks, CR is a fab place to visit - I had so many cool experiences from spotting sloths and monkeys in national parks, hiking around active volcanoes, sitting in natural hot springs, enjoying almost deserted beaches... absolute bliss! 5mo
wanderinglynn @Lucy_Anywhere that sounds like an amazing experience. You‘re definitely selling me on it! 5mo
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Alexander_Meng
Dubliners | Joyce James
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Listened to an audio book version of this read by a Dubliner. Very authentic experience.
I liked these small pieces of everyday life in the life of the fictional characters. It was alright, but not great.
💥💥💥💥 out of five.

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GhostStories
Dubliners | Joyce James
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Joyce‘s birthday, so reading from this today: “Clay.” Not that this is my favorite short story collection, but I think it may be the one I‘ve read the most times (English major!).

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Faibka
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“The barometer of his emotional nature was set for a spell of riot.”

What a phrase! Well, my barometer today was set for a spell of reading! 😆 it‘s been so long since I‘ve finally had the chance to spend a few hours reading, it‘s been great!

GingerAntics Just added this to my reading list. Haven‘t read much of Joyce, but I love Ireland and I‘m always game for some short stories. 11mo
Faibka @GingerAntics great! I think you‘ll love this book and Joyce‘s work in general. He really makes turn of the century Dublin and its people come alive with all their virtues and follies. This is the most accessible of his books I‘ve read so far and the language is beautiful, he‘s able to convey so much meaning in a few pages! Ulysses was at the top of my reading bucket list and finally got to tackle it at the beginning of the year, so worth it! ✌️ 11mo
batsy I love this book @GingerAntics and I second what @Faibka says! I need to re-read this at some point; I think I need to get this lovely edition, as well 😉 11mo
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GingerAntics @Faibka @batsy I downloaded a free version of it on Apple Books and found the audiobook at the library, so this is happening soon. Maybe it will be my first read for 2019. 11mo
Faibka @batsy so happy to hear you loved it so much! I haven‘t finished it yet and already adding it to my re-read list, lol. And yes, when I saw this edition I had to have it! The inside jackets and the back showcase more artwork from a couple of the stories. Highly recommend it! 11mo
Faibka @GingerAntics that‘s great! What a wonderful way to start the year 😊✌️I hope you enjoy it! 11mo
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Faibka
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“She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue.”

Gorgeous imagery contained in such a modest sentence

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Faibka
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Ha! What does this remind me of? 🤔 Lol

8little_paws Makes homer something something? 11mo
Faibka @8little_paws 😂😂😂 Lol, I almost spat my tea, yes another great reference! (edited) 11mo
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saltwaterlit
Dubliners | Joyce James
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My #santathing books came last week but with all the Christmas excitement I forgot to post them! I‘m so excited to read these!

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mcctrish
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Next on my “Classics that were first novels“ reading goal

emilyhaldi I just picked this up in a little free library over the weekend🤗🤗 1y
mcctrish @emilyhaldi I bought mine at the Goodwill bookstore 1y
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GatheringBooks
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I had a traditional Irish breakfast for lunch after I visited the Dublin Writers Museum. Naturally, I had to purchase my first book at the Museum Bookstore, called Volumes Bookshop - Dubliners while in Dublin, most naturally.

AshleyHoss820 I love everything about this! 1y
vkois88 😍😍 1y
MStew This is drool worthy 1y
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Kaye Can you tell us what all the foods are ? It looks like oatmeal ? And toast. Then waddya got on the plate ? 1y
GatheringBooks @Kaye apparently traditional irish breakfast consists of toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, and beans. i had cappuccino too - not very irish coffee, methinks. :) 1y
Kaye They start the day with a hearty breakfast. 1y
MerinEliza Looks delicious. I didn't even notice the book at first. :-) 1y
batsy I love this book 💙 1y
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enidkeaner
Dubliners | Joyce James
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Short stories are typically not my jam, but I mostly enjoyed these.

#MountTBR

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PatternsOnWalls
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Caught in my natural habitat... has anyone seen this beautiful centennial edition of ‘Dubliners‘? The cover is so lovely, I couldn‘t pass it up. This will be my first Joyce read as well. ☺️

RaimeyGallant Lovely. 2y
PatternsOnWalls @RaimeyGallant Thank you! I can‘t pass up a bookstore without going in for the life of me. 😆 I‘m sure it‘s a normal #litten trait! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome 📚🎊👏🏻 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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Sarah83
Dubliners | Joyce James
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JazzFeathers This is on my TBR. But... can l join only for few books? 2y
Sarah83 @JazzFeathers feel free to join the buddyreads. 😘 2y
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kathedron
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A collection of character studies or vignettes in which each of the main characters has an opportunity (which they mostly don't take) to break away from the particular "stuckness" of their lives. It's an interesting look at a section of the Dublin life of Joyce's day and asks uncomfortable questions about the limitations of the human will.

P.S. "Joyce James"? Do you want to have a quiet word with yourself, Litsy?

Sha0102 "The Dead" is the best!!! 2y
BarbaraBB Joyce James 😂😂 2y
JazzFeathers Joyce James? 🤕 2y
BethanyAlys Ah this is on my reading list for uni! 2y
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charleston is so beautiful and is the perfect place to just relax and read🌿

WordWaller I love Charleston ❤️ 2y
enchantedravens @WordWaller this is my first time visiting and I fell in love. it is so beautiful here❤️ 2y
WordWaller @enchantedravens that's awesome! It's been years but I want to go back so bad! 2y
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enchantedravens

I am going through the WORST reading slump ever right now and haven't been able to finish a book in 2 weeks :(. I really want to finish this classic but I think I'm going to reread Harry Potter or Fangirl to help get myself back in a reading mood

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LittleWonder
Dubliners | Joyce James
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What happened when I went to visit a library book sale on the way home from the airport! ✈️ Amazing feeling when you stumble on books mentioned on podcasts from a while back. 😂📚👏🏻

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internetabook
Dubliners | Joyce James
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Never read Joyce before, but I just had to buy some of his works when I was in Dublin. I can definitely see why he is such a cherished author, Dubliners is definitely a portrait of a city book that delivers what it promises!

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short_soprano
Dubliners | Joyce James

This is the next book on my British Literature list. But the first two chapters left me feeling... disgusted.
When you're reading a book that you dislike, should you keep plugging through to finish it or just leave it?
And if you are of the opinion that you should do the latter, what if it's a classic?

amandacatherine There comes a point where I have decided that there are too many great books in the world to waste time on a book that I dislike, classic or no. Maybe you can try it again later but If your word is "disgusted," I say bail. 3y
short_soprano @amandacatherine I agree! Thank you for your advice. I think that's what I'll do. 😊 3y
Jono Every book deserves 100 pages. A Tale of Two Cities was a hard read for me but it was worth pushing on. Same with War and Peace. You have to push yourself or you'll end up one of those middle aged people who only read Harry Potter and other YA novels and think it's literature. 3y
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short_soprano @Jono I agree. I can count on my fingers the number of books I've started and not finished. However, I don't know if you have read Dubliners, but the first two chapters were about creepy old men hitting on little boys. And I'm sorry, but classic or not, that is not something I'm interested in feeding into my brain. 3y
Jono In Afghanistan peace is sealed between tribes with a trade of young boys to each village elder. These young boys are the youngest of their families so they have no inheritance. Their value now as a sex slave for another village elder so the tribes keep peace. This is a terrible and disgusting world we live in. Books that show us that ugliness can be difficult to read. Don't give up on it. Maybe put it on the back burner for a bit & return later. 3y
short_soprano @Jono There's a difference between awareness of terrible things in the world and choosing to read an entire book about them. One of the books I've never been able to finish is All Quiet on the Western Front. I've extensively studied WWI, but I couldn't continue to read it. Just because I couldn't bring myself to finish it doesn't mean I'm not aware of the horrors of WWI. I just don't want to torture myself reading about it. 3y
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Jilljemmett
Dubliners | Joyce James
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#marchbookstagram story set in Ireland = Dubliners by James Joyce 🇮🇪

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JazzFeathers
Dubliners | Joyce James
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March is Reading Ireland Month, a month-long celebration of lreland culture. Are you fancying going in?

https://ragingfluff.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/the-begorrathon-2017/

I'm having a very hard time organising myself, since l'm without my computer and l really can't manage my blog from my phone. But l hope to be back in business by next week.
Planning to finally read Joyce for the blogathon, and a few other lrish authors ;)

wanderlustywriter Oooh. I wish I could read Tana French again for the first time, she is my favorite! 3y
JazzFeathers Never read her. I'll check her out. What do you suggest to read first? 3y
SaraFair Wow. I need to learn who the Irish writers are or Irish stories. Its my heritage! Let us know if you have some suggestions-- 3y
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hlgreenfield
Dubliners | Joyce James
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#riotgrams #coolspines playing catch up with riotgrams! Here is my favourite collection which has some cool spines - the penguin deluxe collection. Probably my favourite part of my bookshelf!

Kalalalatja They look wonderful together! 😍 3y
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Long Room at@Trinity College Library