The Dead is one of the twentieth century s most beautiful pieces of short literature. Taking his inspiration from a family gathering held every year on the Feast of the Epiphany, Joyce pens a story about a married couple attending a Christmas-season party at the house of the husband s two elderly aunts. A shocking confession made by the husband s wife toward the end of the story showcases the power of Joyce s greatest innovation: the epiphany, that moment when everything, for character and reader alike, is suddenly clear."
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Review: The DeadUser Review - Anirban Nanda - Goodreads
Generous tears filled Gabriel's eyes. He had never felt like that himself towards any woman, but he knew that such a feeling must be love. The tears gathered more thickly in his eyes and in the ... Read full review
Review: The DeadUser Review - Leah Angstman - Goodreads
People love this story, and I don't know why. The first half of it is largely dull, full of names of insignificant people and their prattling discussions of nothing. It isn't that I don't "get this ... Read full review