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What book does James Joyce's story "The Dead" appear?

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Posted June 17, 2012 at 7:24 PM via web

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What book does James Joyce's story "The Dead" appear?

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William Delaney | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM (Answer #1)

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You are asking about James Joyce's short story "The Dead." It appears in his collection of stories titled Dubliners, published in 1914, and is probably the best-known story in that collection. It was made into a motion picture in 1987 by the famous American director John Huston, who lived in Ireland for many years. "The Dead" is a rather slow-moving story about a party honoring an elderly female piano teacher. It is largely a character study of the various people who have gathered for the evening. The most memorable part about "The Dead" is the epiphany experienced by the viewpoint character Gabriel at the very end. Two other well-known Joyce stories included in Dubliners are "Araby" and "The Boarding House."

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