The End of the Course about Dubliners with Edx.org
This week was my last week spent on reading the short stories by Joyce. I read " Dubliners" and I was guided into a journey about the many films, videos based on the work by the Irish writer.
The Dead : the short story and the film based on it .
It is the story can closes the collection and it is a true mirror of times , I want to underline that the writer described a great setting about the dinner and the Irish people who were sitting at the table.
When reading the story we learn about how people were living their life in Dublin just a few years before the Easter Rising. The ideas were spreading and more people wanted a change.
The film by John Huston The Dead was great. I saw it last year and I must confess that I was deeply touched by the end of the story and by the choices of the film director in the film. Here is a short video about it :
Importance of music and sounds in the short story and in the film: listen to the song " The Lass of Aughrim" :
I have also discovered that it is possible to take part in a virtual dinner party:
JAMES JOYCE THE DEAD
If you follow the link you can book your virtual dinner next year in January.
Watch and listen to the presentation of the place, the place where Joyce used to go when he was living in Ireland :
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD
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I wish to thank Professor Maggie Sokolik for her great and interesting course on line about Dubliners and edx.org.
Thanks a lot @maggiesokolik