A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

byJames Joyce

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In his first and still most widely read novel, James Joyce makes a strange peace with the traditional narrative of a young man’s self-discovery by respecting its substance while exploding its form, thereby inaugurating a literary revolution.

Published in 1916 when Joyce was already at work on Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is exactly what its title says and much more. In an exuberantly inventive masterpiece of subjectivity, Joyce portrays his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, growing up in Dublin and struggling through religious and sexual guilt toward an aesthetic awakening. In part a vivid picture of Joyce’s own youthful evolution into one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers, it is also a moment in the intellectual history of an age.




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Title:A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 25, 2005Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553902067

ISBN - 13:9780553902068

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleverly Crafted A definite must have in your library.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece Maybe the novel that influenced my way of thinking and my approach to modern literature. A remarkable example of Joyce's "stream of consciousness" narration style. Joyce's sensitivity and piercing observation make this my all time favorite of Joyce. Comparable to "la Robe Pretexte" by Mauriac.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent #plumreview Can be interesting as a glance into James Joyce's early life through the growth of novel's protagonist Stephen Dedalus moves ahead his efforts to find an idiosyncratic artistic voice. Worth noting that Dedalus will continue on as one of the main characters in Joyce's classic "Ulysses".
Date published: 2016-11-08