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The Dead by James Joyce

The Dead - James Joyce


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Description: He asked himself what is a woman standing on the stairs in the shadow, listening to distant music, a symbol of.

Often cited as the best work of short fiction ever written, Joyce's elegant story details a New Year's Eve gathering in Dublin that is so evocative and beautiful that it prompts the protagonist's wife to make a shocking revelation to her husband—closing the story with an emotionally powerful epiphany that is unsurpassed in modern literature.

As everyone and his shillelagh knows 'The Dead' is the very last insert in the collection 'Dubliners', and in my humble opinion, it is the most profound one of the bunch.

A note about the film - there is no way that the dancers would have just walked through those dances, they would have whirled and twirled with gusto.