A beautifully produced edition of James Joyce's classic collection, with a newly commissioned introduction by Colm Toibin, the author of "Brooklyn"
From short, lyrical stories to the novella-length masterpiece which concludes this collection, James Joyce presents Dublin to the world in this groundbreaking collection" "as alive with feeling as it was when first published in 1914. In these lyrical, electrifying tales, readers meet a cast of characters who seek success, love, and redemption.
About the Author
James Joyce [1882-1941] is best known for his experimental use of language and his exploration of new literary methods. His subtle yet frank portrayal of human nature, coupled with his mastery of language, made him one of the most influential novelists of the 20th century.Joyce s use of stream-of-consciousness reveals the flow of impressions, half thoughts, associations, hesitations, impulses, as well as the rational thoughts of his characters. The main strength of his masterpiece novel, Ulysses" (1922) lies in the depth of character portrayed using this technique. Joyce s other major works include Dubliners", a collection of short stories that portray his native city, a semi-autobiographical novel called A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man" (1916), and Finnegan s Wake" (1939).
Colm Toibin is the author of seven novels, including "The Blackwater Lightship;" "The Master", winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; "Brooklyn", winner of the Costa Book Award; and "The Testament of Mary", as well as two story collections. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Toibin lives in Dublin and New York.