The History of Literature #124 – James Joyce’s “The Dead” (Part 2)

In this second part of a two-part episode, we look at the resounding conclusion of James Joyce’s masterpiece “The Dead,” which contains some of the finest prose ever written in the English language. Be warned: this episode, which runs from Gabriel’s speech to the final revelatory scene, contains spoilers. But don’t let that stop you! Read the story first (if you want), then come back and listen to the episode – and hear the song that launched a thousand complex thoughts in Gabriel (and a million college theme papers for everyone else).

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One thought on “The History of Literature #124 – James Joyce’s “The Dead” (Part 2)

  1. Last year I started reading Joyce with you during the holidays, but had never read The Dead. Wow. Thank you for reading it.
    I, too have a Michael Furey story, though much different than hers, hearing her words really stuck knives in my heart, especially, “I think he died for me.”


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