I am currently making a survey of short story genre and singling out some writers like Joyce and reading their short story collections in full. I have to say Dubliners fascinated me as a whole. I liked the most “The Dead”, “A mother”,”Counterparts” and of course “Araby” which led me into this book from 2 different anthologies I was surveying. Any writer who can write one of these stories should be immortal for sure.
The book starts with a young boy’s first encounter with death and continues chronologically into adulthood and maturity. These tales represent not only a look into Irish people but also moments of understanding ourselves.
A must read from one of the greatest writers of all time.