Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Back to Short Stories: The Dubliners Is the Best

Now that the NDP convention is over and the manuscript for River Music has been delivered, I'm back working on the collection of short stories I got a grant to write last summer. Some of what I have so far is all right, but in order to hoone my critical skills, I'm going back and reading the stories I've written in the past, and short stories by some masters.

The Dubliners by James Joyce is one of them. My favourite among the 14 stories is the last, The Dead, in which all the wisdom and sorrow of the world are encapsulated in a Christmas party. Made in a musical (!), it also was translated to the screen by John Huston in one of my favourite movies too.

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