Read & Discuss James Joyce's, 'Dubliners'­

Born in 1882 in a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, James Joyce's family life was ensconced by the turbulent Irish politics of the time and the early arguments Joyce overheard about various Irish leaders filtered their way into Joyce’s fiction.

In 1914, the year Dubliners reached publication, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was also published in magazine installments, and published as a novel in 1916. Portrait is mainly, though not entirely, autobiographical, taking place (like all of Joyce’s work) in Dublin.  Once while visiting a family friend Joyce was told by his mother that his works “[were] not fit to read.” If such was the case, Joyce responded, “life isn’t fit to live.” (Ellmann, James Joyce, 537).

Literature at it's best tells the tale of the times and the compilation that is the Dubliners accomplishes just that.

 

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  • Kelly

    Good!

    July 12, 2013

  • Yvette

    So sorry I couldn't make it last night! I definitely want to come to the next one!

    July 10, 2013

  • Kelly

    Great meeting everyone. I really enjoyed it and look forward to next month. Thanks Keith.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuff happened today and I will not make it this evening. See you next time.

    July 9, 2013

  • Ken C.

    I hate to have to miss this, but I won't be able to leave work early enough!

    July 9, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    Was really looking forward to this but something came up.

    July 8, 2013

  • Rusti B.

    I was truly looking forward to our first meeting but due to some work deadlines, I will not be able to attend. Please, please, please let me know what the next book will be & our next meeting. Have fun!!

    July 8, 2013

  • tom k.

    I also have a prior commitment,but I hope to attend a future meeting.

    July 3, 2013

  • Barrywhy

    Won't have time to read it.: joined 6/30/2013

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have a prior commitment this night...next time!

    June 27, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    A friend suggested your group to me. You might try the Cornish Pasty Co in Tempe for a good meet in the middle location with great food.

    June 24, 2013

  • tom k.

    I live in the East Valley also but can drive most places. I used to live in Chicago area. Driving around here is easy!

    June 23, 2013

  • Kelly

    I am in the East Valley but don't mind driving to a meet-up.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in central Phoenix and try to be green by not driving far! Hope this will work out for me as it’s a great idea.

    June 21, 2013

  • Michael

    I'm in Downtown Phoenix, but I'm willing to go wherever.

    June 21, 2013

  • Donna N.

    I am in northwest Mesa. I can already say I can't be there on the 9th--prior commitment.

    June 21, 2013

  • Rusti B.

    I live in downtown Phoenix

    June 21, 2013

  • Yvette

    I'm in Ahwatukee

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm from South Gilbert... in case it'll sway you when picking a location.

    June 20, 2013

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