SHORT STORY: THE DEAD BY JAMES JOYCE

Monday, January 04, 2016

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time, wherever you were. Now let me usher 2016 with The Dead by James Joyce with captions to read along online.



The Dead is the final short story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce. At 15,952 words, it is the longest story in the collection. Dan Barry of The New York Times called The Dead “just about the finest short story in the English language” on the centennial of Dubliners. T.S. Elliot called it one of greatest short stories ever written. Joyce biographer and critic Richard Ellmann wrote “In its lyrical, melancholy acceptance of all that life and death offer, The Dead is a linchpin in Joyce’s work.” Cornell University Joyce scholar Daniel R. Schwarz described it as “that magnificent short novel of tenderness and passion but also of disappointed love and frustrated personal and career expectations.”

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