This study guide will help you analyse the text “The Boarding House” by James Joyce. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characterisations, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “The Boarding House”
Author: James Joyce
Published in: Dubliners
Date of Publication: 1914
Genre: Short Story
James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish author of short stories and novels who belonged to the modernist movement in literature. Joyce is known for being one of the first authors to use the stream of consciousness in his fiction (rendering the thoughts of characters as they come to their mind), but also for inventing words, which normally do not exist in the English language. His most well-known works are the novel Ulysses and the short story collection Dubliners.
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