"The Irish are a melancholy lot" - "Dubliners" by James Joyce proves that old saying. Written in 1914, it is a collection of fifteen short stories. The only thread that runs through the stories, tying them together is Dublin, Ireland. They are arranged with the first few stories with a child as the narrator, then […]
James Joyce was an Irish poet and novelist known for his unique psychological insights and literary techniques, which have made him one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Much of his work is set in a fictionalized version of his native Ireland and features caricatures of his family and community. Joyce gained international fame with the publication of his novel Ulysses, a modern retelling of Homer's Odyssey, in 1922.