Santrauka: One by one they were all becoming shades. Bitter pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in "Dubliners" show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, amateur theologians, struggling musicians, moony adolescents, victims of domestic brutishness, sentimental aunts and poets, patriots earnest or cynical, and people striving to get by. In every sense an international figure, Joyce was faithful to his own country by seeing it unflinchingly and challenging every precedent and piety in Irish literature.