One of Beattie's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Dubliners by James JoyceRead about another book on the list.
This collection's final story, "The Dead," is usually agreed to be Joyce's best. Why do writers love it? In part because of the sheer brilliance of the language in the ending's epiphany, which is utterly unparaphrasable.
Dubliners is one of Ciarán Hinds's six best books.