James Joyce was one of the most celebrated writers of the twentieth century. His works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake. Colum McCann (introducer) is the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin and, most recently, TransAtlantic. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and now lives in New York.
"A hundred years on . . . Dubliners has been absorbed into our literary landscape, but in the early part of the twentieth century it was the sort of book that hadn't been seen much before, certainly from an Irish writer, and much of it shocked the conventional literary world. . . . [Joyce] was taking the lived landscape of his childhood and transforming it into something universal. . . . The stories contain some of the most beautiful sentences ever written in English." --Colum McCann, from the Foreword
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