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james joyce

  • 12-07-2017 4:36pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ congareel


    where does james joyce rank in the list of international short story writers.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭ Sheridan81


    I read Dubliners and I wasn't that impressed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 843 ✭✭✭ JohnFalstaff


    Think he came 12th in the recent international list of top short story writers. Thought he would have placed higher myself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,053 ✭✭✭ KJ


    Sheridan81 wrote: »
    I read Dubliners and I wasn't that impressed.

    I've just finished A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Boy and was also unimpressed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,962 ✭✭✭ LionelNashe


    KJ wrote: »
    I've just finished A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Boy and was also unimpressed.

    The sequel, Portrait of an Artist as a Teenager, is a bit better. Kind of like The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, but with better prose.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,351 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Angstrom


    KJ wrote: »
    I've just finished A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Boy and was also unimpressed.

    It's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and it's not a short story.

    Dubliners is as good a selection of short stories as I've ever read, and that includes Chekhov. The Dead is a masterpiece in itself. Ranking writers like some sort of "Top of the Pops" is a bit crass, to be honest.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso


    I didn't care too much for Dubliners but if anyone knows a better piece of writing than the final passage of The Dead, please let me know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,351 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Angstrom


    Ipso wrote: »
    I didn't care too much for Dubliners but if anyone knows a better piece of writing than the final passage, please let me know.

    You mean snow was general all over Ireland? I think Father Ted might help you with that one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,790 ✭✭✭ goose2005


    Near the top
    http://www.ranker.com/list/best-short-story-writers-of-all-time/ranker-books

    16th

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/oct/22/readers-suggest-the-10-best-short-story-collections

    Of course, with short stories you have to give regard to the many different languages and genres (e.g. the short story seems especially suited to SF)


  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ candlegrease


    Very highly. The Dead is considered by many to be the greatest short story written in English.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,962 ✭✭✭ LionelNashe


    I'm halfway through reading Dubliners for the second time, and taking my time with it, and appreciating it more.


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