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THE SENSE OF THE UNENDING IN JOYCE’S DUBLINERS
THE SENSE OF THE UNENDING IN JOYCE’S DUBLINERS

Author(s): Vanja Vukčević Garić
Subject(s): Theory of Literature, British Literature
Published by: Filološki fakultet, Nikšić
Keywords: ending; structure; closure; open end; epiphany; verbalization; liminal;

Summary/Abstract: Based on the main structural and narrative elements and drawing on the predominant views in the short story theory, this paper deals with the analysis of endings in Joyce’s Dubliners, as well as with various modes of their constitution regarding the effect they produce. Since the ending is regarded as the crucial component of short fiction, and bearing in mind the exuberant formal, thematic, symbolic and poetic potential that Joyce’s concept of epiphany has in the structuring of ends, it can be said that Dubliners is a collection that set the standard in the genre. This article aims at delineating the differences between the closed and open ends, pointing to the complex ontological implications of the latter ones, particularly in the light of the final story’s ending, “The Dead”, which also marked a multiple crossing of borders in terms of the form, genre and general poetics of James Joyce.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 87-104
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English