Before talking about Dubliners I am going to introduce its creator, James Joyce. Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, born in 1882 to a lower-class family from Dublin, and considered to be one of the most influential writers on the modernist period of the early 20th century. Although he spent the most part of his adult life abroad his literary world is settled on his native Dublin, the city that provides him of the characters, places, atmosphere etc.

This last characteristic is well reflected in Dubliners, which is a collection of 15 short stories all settled on the city of Dublin and published in 1914. The stories were written in a very realistic way because they tried to reflect the situation of paralysis Dublin was living caused by the Irish nationalism, just at its peak. The negative experiences that Joyce passed during his youth at this city are also reflected in some way in these pieces that is way they have some autobiographic parts.

Some of the stories are referred to the infancy, others to the adult age but they all have one thing in common; the eagerness of telling the truth about what he saw and heard, a truth he would never deformed or changed. What I mean with this is that Joyce only state information, he lived our imagination work.

Dubliners stories have always created a big deal; are they all independent short stories, I mean, they only have in common Dublin’s atmosphere at that time or are they related to each other, is there a double purpose apart from the obvious, are they full of symbolism, could they be consider as novels?

To answer this question you cannot read the stories without paying attention or start Reading them having the idea of; “they only tell things, only state”, you have to go deep in them, realize what Joyce wants to tell to you and discover the literary figures that he hides. It can seem a hard task but it isn’t if you really like them, this difficulty is the charm of the work.
I do not consider Dubliners as a...