National Library - Clarke Collection - Cabbie on Westmoreland StreetT.S. Eliot described Joyce’s The Dead as one of the greatest short stories ever written. James Joyce finished the final story in his collection Dubliners in Trieste in 1907. This story of the Misses Morkan’s annual gathering of family, friends and music students is framed by the elderly sisters’ nephew Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta and a personal epiphany triggered by the fragment of a song. Professors Declan Kiberd, Anne Fogarty and Gerardine Meaney help us unpack the story and find out why it has such resonance today.

Listen : Joyce’s Dublin Podcast 2 The Dead. Why The Story Resonates

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