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Ebook The Dead by James Joyce read! Book Title: The Dead
Date of issue: November 20th 2015
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The author of the book: James Joyce
Language: English
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The size of the: 530 KB
Edition: Krill Press

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"Su alma se derrumbaba lentamente mientras escuchaba caer la suave nieve a través del universo y caer leve como el descenso de su último ocaso, sobre todos los vivos y los muertos."

Demasiado corto para ser una novela y demasiado largo para ser un cuento, “The Dead” ocupa el decimoquinto y último lugar en el libro de James Joyce “Dublineses” y es el de mayor extensión, belleza, narrativa, poética y literaria de ese gran libro.
Escribo su título en inglés, porque al encontrarnos con el artículo “The”, el autor no establece claramente el significado, dado que si lo traducimos al castellano, podríamos titularlo "Los Muertos”, “El Muerto” o “Lo Muerto”. Tal vez todas las acepciones sean admitidas, aunque a mi entender el título “El Muerto” podría ajustarse más a la naturaleza de la historia.
“The Dead” se desdobla a su vez en dos partes: la más extensa del relato ocupa la comida que se desarrolla en el interior de una típica casa dublinesa en donde se cocina un pavo y en el que todos los comensales se relacionan entre sí a partir de los diálogos y pensamientos inteligentemente dispuestos por Joyce para que la trama de la historia se desarrolle normalmente (algo que después Virginia Woolf continuaría con tanta brillantez en sus novelas).
Posteriormente a esta comida, los invitados se van despidiendo e ingresamos a la segunda parte, momento en el que Gabriel Conroy y su esposa Gretta ingresan a la habitación del hotel y en ese íntimo ambiente cálido, al resguardo la intensa nieve que abarca todo el territorio irlandés, surge la rememoración de Gretta sobre un joven amante de sus años juveniles llamado Michael Furey.
Este contrapunto entre Gretta y Gabriel realza con excelencia la perfección del cuento y funciona como broche de oro para un libro tan hermoso como lo es Dublineses.
Es definitivamente el mejor relato corto de James Joyce y tanto este relato como el libro forma parte de mis lecturas preferidas. Siempre intento releer a Joyce, de hecho, "Dublineses" y "The Dead" son la parte más “entendible” de su obra mientras preparo todos mis sentidos para afrontar ese desafío que se llama “Finnegan’s Wake”.

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Ebook The Dead read Online! James Joyce, Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions.

James Joyce was born in Dublin, on February 2, 1882, as the son of John Stanislaus Joyce, an impoverished gentleman, who had failed in a distillery business and tried all kinds of professions, including politics and tax collecting. Joyce's mother, Mary Jane Murray, was ten years younger than her husband. She was an accomplished pianist, whose life was dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. In spite of their poverty, the family struggled to maintain a solid middle-class facade.

From the age of six Joyce, was educated by Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College, at Clane, and then at Belvedere College in Dublin (1893-97). In 1898 he entered the University College, Dublin. Joyce's first publication was an essay on Ibsen's play When We Dead Awaken. It appeared in the Fortnightly Review in 1900. At this time he also began writing lyric poems.

After graduation in 1902 the twenty-year-old Joyce went to Paris, where he worked as a journalist, teacher and in other occupations under difficult financial conditions. He spent a year in France, returning when a telegram arrived saying his mother was dying. Not long after her death, Joyce was traveling again. He left Dublin in 1904 with Nora Barnacle, a chambermaid who he married in 1931.

Joyce published Dubliners in 1914, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in 1916, a play Exiles in 1918 and Ulysses in 1922. In 1907 Joyce had published a collection of poems, Chamber Music.

At the outset of the First World War, Joyce moved with his family to Zürich. In Zürich Joyce started to develop the early chapters of Ulysses, which was first published in France because of censorship troubles in the Great Britain and the United States, where the book became legally available only in 1933. In March 1923 Joyce started in Paris his second major work, Finnegans Wake, suffering at the same time chronic eye troubles caused by glaucoma. The first segment of the novel appeared in Ford Madox Ford's transatlantic review in April 1924, as part of what Joyce called Work in Progress. The final version was published in 1939.

Some critics considered the work a masterpiece, though many readers found it incomprehensible. After the fall of France in WWII, Joyce returned to Zürich, where he died on January 13, 1941, still disappointed with the reception of Finnegans Wake.


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