ONLINE CLASS: James Joyce’s Dubliners (2288)

Five Fridays: October 21, 28, and November 4, 11, 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. ET Online 

 

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$150.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Lecture and Discussion Based

James Joyce’s Dubliners is often considered the greatest collection of short stories. Joyce published his Dubliners after nine years of hope and failure to do so.  He wrote these 15 stories as a young man with a style he called “scrupulous meanness.” Joyce saw his first book as “a chapter in the moral history of my country.”  With clinical detachment, his “epiphanies” show lives of quiet desperation.  Some of his characters reappear in his Ulysses, perhaps the seminal novel of the 20th century. Dubliners culminates in a cosmic epiphany in “The Dead,” with some of the most beautiful prose ever written: “His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”  Hemingway said that "the influence of Joyce's work was what changed everything, and made it possible for us to break away from the restrictions." 

Five Fridays: October 21, 28, and November 4, 11, 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. ET Online

Required Book:

Dubliners by James Joyce. Penguin Classics Deluxe Centennial Edition, with foreword by Colum McCann and introduction & notes by Terence Brown.  Penguin, 2014.  There is no advance reading required.

Christopher Griffin studied literature at Trinity College and, like Joyce, University College in Dublin.  He has taught courses in Irish literature at George Washington University for eight years and at Politics and Prose for 30 years.  He was a lecturer on 19 Smithsonian Journeys and at Smithsonian Associates.

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Dubliners: Centennial Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By James Joyce, Colum McCann (Foreword by), Terence Brown (Introduction by), Terence Brown (Notes by), Roman Muradov (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Joyce, Colum McCann (Foreword by), Terence Brown (Introduction by), Terence Brown (Notes by), Roman Muradov (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780143107453
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 27th, 2014