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Dubliners Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Of Joyce's canon, Dubliners is most directly connected to Ulysses, published in 1922, which features characters from Dubliners and follows its protagonist, Leopold Bloom, through a day in his life as a Dubliner.

Dubliners also invites comparison to the works of some of Joyce's Irish contemporaries, including W.B. Yeats, whose work is also marked by a concern for issues of Irish identity, politics, and nationalism. Within the context of literary modernism, Dubliners bears resemblance in style to work by Virginia Woolf as well as poems by Ezra Pound, a major figure in modernist poetry and an important supporter of Joyce's work.

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