A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I believe that i've got spent part my profession with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, even if, is the least vital element of the hot Pelican Shakespeare sequence. this is a sublime and transparent textual content for both the examine or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the celebrated scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who keep in mind that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The wonderful Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.

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Of course the last story in the collection, 'The Dead', which was also the last written (Joyce completed it in September 1907), depended a great deal on family history - most notably Nora's past. But in it he used his own experience as well, remembering parties at the home of his great-aunts (// 245); and while Mr Duffy is a portrait of what Stanislaus might have been, Gabriel Conroy seems in part a reflection on what Joyce himself might have become like, had he remained in Dublin and pursued a journalistic or teaching career.

She began at that early age to work, as a porteress at the Presentation Convent (N 22). By the time she met James Joyce in 1904, when she was twenty and had run away to Dublin, Nora had of course had boyfriends. The one who has posthumously become most famous is Michael (Sonny) Bodkin, a student at University College in Galway and the basis for Michael Furey, Gretta Conroy's former beau in 'The Dead'. In an interview with the Irish novelist Eilis Dillon, Maria Jolas, who knew the Joyces in Paris many years later, has described a conversa­ tion one night when: As All of Dublin: The Years of Youth, 1882-1904 ...

In 1909 he confessed to Padraic Colum, 'I am not a poet'. In retrospect Colum remarks that the poems 'seem to come out of a young musician's rather than a young poet's world' (Colum 55), just as Joyce had come to feel that the collection was 'a young man's book' (he was all of twenty-five when he made that comment in 1907), although 'some of them are pretty enough to be put to music' (LII 219). So it is not surprising that Stanislaus's original suggestion that the volume be called Chamber Music was accepted (Diary 28).

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