Media Adaptations

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The Dead, a film based on one of the stories in Dubliners, was directed by John Huston (starring his daughter, Anjelica) and produced by Vestron Pictures in 1987.

For Further Reference

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Benstock, Bernard. Essay on Joyce in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 36. Edited by Thomas F. Staley. Detroit: Gale, 1985. Broad overview of Joyce's life and works.

Coulthard, A. R. "Joyce's 'Araby.'" The Explicator 52 (Winter 1994): 97-100. Coulthard contends that "Araby" is about a man's bitter reflection on the romanticism and naivete of his youth.

Ehrlich, Heyward. "'Araby' in Context: The 'Splendid Bazaar,' Irish Orientalism, and James Clarence Mangan." James Joyce Quarterly 35 (Winter-Spring 1998): 309-32. This essay focuses on the historical and social context of "Araby," including a discussion of an actual 1894 bazaar in Dublin that likely served as a model for the setting of the story.

Gordon, John. "'Dubliners' and the Art of Losing." Studies in Short Fiction 32 (Summer 1995): 343-353. Gordon discusses the "engineered absence of lovers, food, or symbols of life and death."

Norris, Margot. "Blind Streets and Seeing Houses: Araby's Dim Glass Revisited." Studies in Short Fiction 32 (Summer 1995): 309-19. This essay concentrates on Joyce's poetical language and the significance of voyeurism in "Araby."

Pound, Ezra. "'Dubliners' and Mr. James Joyce." The Egoist 1 (July 15, 1914): 267. Reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Vol. 35. Edited by Paula Kepos. Detroit: Gale, 1990. Pound praises Dubliners in this early review, citing the author's craftsmanship, literary prowess, and universal messages.

Wright, David G. "Interactive Stories in Dubliners." Studies in Short Fiction 32 (Summer 1995): 285-94. Wright discusses the interconnecting themes and characters

Bibliography and Further Reading

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Scholes, Robert and A. Walton Litz, editors. Dubliners Text, Criticism, and Notes, Penguin, 1996.

Further Reading

apRoberts. R. P. "The Palimpsest of Criticism; or, Through a Glass Eye Darkly," in The Antioch Review, Vol. XXVI, 1966-67, pp. 469-89.

apRoberts's sarcastic attack on what he sees as Harry Stone's excessively reaching reading of "Araby." Where Stone holds that "Araby" must be seen in light of Joyce's other writing, apRoberts insists that it is self-contained.

Brown, Homer Obed. James Joyce's Early Fiction, Archon, 1975.

A study of the methods of Joyce's early fiction (primarily Dubliners) and the themes the work explores.

Levin, Harry. James Joyce, New Directions, 1960.

A general discussion of Joyce's work and his techniques, written in 1941, the year of Joyce's death.

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Historical and Social Context