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The Persistence of Memory: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2

December 31st, 2014

Episode 18 of 115 episodes

Cynthia Nixon presents the second of two programs devoted to a reading of James Joyce’s most memorable short story, “The Dead,” first published in his collection Dubliners. “The Dead” takes place at a New Year’s dinner-dance in Dublin in 1904, and is filled with colorful characters, period detail, humor and poignancy. In this second part, the guests are leaving, and Gabriel Conroy longs to be alone with his wife Gretta, who has a secret. Nixon and prize winning author Colum McCann are the readers.