By James Joyce
Publisher: El País
Isbn-10: 8489669546 | Isbn-13: 9788489669543 | Publish date: 01/01/2002
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Il titolo può sembrare quanto di più banale esista al mondo.
Invece è azzeccatissimo, che più semplice non si può, ma davvero calzante, perché sono proprio loro i protagonisti, gli abitanti di questa Dublino di fine Ottocento.
Se si è curiosi delle persone e avidi di storie, non si potrà fare a meno di trovare bellissimi questi racconti, in particolare Un incontro, dove due ragazzini marinano la scuola, oppure Pensione di famiglia, dove la figlia della proprietaria ha una storia con uno dei pensionanti, o ancora Conti pari, in cui un impiegato stanco e ribelle insulta il principale ed esce a ubriacarsi con gli amici (io mi sono divertita tantissimo a leggerlo!)
Cicely said on Apr 07, 2015, 17:01
La Ica said on Apr 01, 2015, 15:50
Roberto Rho said on Mar 22, 2015, 11:50
Bel libro. Nono sono un fun dei racconti ma questa volta devo ricredermi... lettura scorrevole, interessante ... alcuni racconti eccezionali per quanto riescono a scaldarti il cuore...altri un pò meno... nel complesso piacevole.
UtopicAle said on Mar 17, 2015, 21:47
OrangeBeuzz said on Mar 12, 2015, 19:40
At the beginning, I was a little bit afraid because I had thought that Joyce would have a hard narrative style due to his most well-known novel Ulysses. Nevertheless, Dubliners is a collection of short stories quite accessible and straightforward concerning stylistic techniques. Dublin is the chosen settlement for the development of all the life of the characters, and this city seems to produce a constant paralysis which stops them from achieving their real desires and ambitions. If I had to chose one, I think that would be Eveline, as she is a young lady with an inner struggle about escaping from the social conventions of domestic duty who eventually is not capable of running away from her destiny, remaining as “a helpless animal”.
In my opinion, every single story offers a different standpoint, but all of them have an implicit criticism presented to the readers by the author. Joyce strikes Dublin as a city of decay and backwardness in which its citizens are stuck, and for most of them, the moments of epiphany do not lead them to a better situation. Moreover, marriage occupies an important place in this collection, since it is depicted as a negative element that increases frustration and repression, which is and idea that perfectly combines with Joyce’s own judgements on the issue.
In conclusion, I was quite surprised about the simplicity of this book and the critical and interesting perspective used by Joyce to convey his message, and I would be delighted to read something else from this Irish author, who by the way disowns his beautiful and green land that I liked so much!
Sofiatura said on Mar 12, 2015, 19:36
Baltic Man said on Mar 12, 2015, 14:36
juliet_hall said on Feb 25, 2015, 10:50
LelaCosini said on Feb 17, 2015, 14:32
Fabrizio Valenza said on Jan 30, 2015, 11:49