Dubliners CD (CD-Audio)
Dubliners - James Joyce's stories of his native homeland - performed by a cast of 15 different actors originating from Ireland. Unabridged.
The fifteen stories that make up this brilliant audio roam over a human landscape that stretches from the bleakest of despair to the most blinding of epiphanies. First published in 1914, the stories are as lucid and accessible as they are memorable poignant.
As you listen to the cast of internationally famous stage and screen actors perform Dubliners, both the spiritually deadening atmosphere that drove Joyce from his homeland and the irresistible emotional pull it always kept on him to the end of his days become heartbreakingly beautiful.
Dubliners is an audio experience that will only grow in richness with each time you listen.
The stories and performers are:Sisters - Frank McCourt
An Encounter - Patrick McCabe
Araby - Colm Meaney
Eveline - Dearbhla Molloy
After the Race - Dan O'Herlihy
Two Gallants - Malachy McCourt
The Boarding House - Donal Donnelly
A Little Cloud - Brendan Coyle
Counterparts - Jim Norton
Clay - Sorcha Cusack
A Painful Case - Ciaran Hinds
Ivy Day in the Committee Room - T.P. McKenna
A Mother - Fionnula Flanagan
Grace - Charles Keating
The Dead - Stephen Rea
About the Author
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882. One of the most influential writers of the 20th Century, Joyce's life was punctuated by poverty, critical controversy and self-imposed exile. Joyce was one of the pioneering figures of modernism and counted W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound amongst his earliest supporters. Before his death in 1941, Joyce had published Ulysses, Finnegan's Wake, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners; works that today are recognized as amongst the greatest achievements in literature.
Malachy McCourt, sixty-nine, is the father of five children, and the grandfather of three. He lives with his wife, Diana, in New York City.