A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (Awakening of Stephen Dedalus): An Autobiographical Novel from the Author of Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, Dubliner by James Joyce

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (Awakening of Stephen Dedalus): An Autobiographical Novel…

byJames Joyce

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This carefully crafted ebook: “A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (Awakening of Stephen Dedalus)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. An artist's novel in a modernist style traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe. The work uses techniques that Joyce developed more fully in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. A Portrait began life in 1903 as Stephen Hero—a projected autobiographical novel in a realistic style. After 25 chapters, Joyce abandoned Stephen Hero in 1907 and set to reworking its themes and protagonist into a condensed five-chapter novel, dispensing with strict realism and making extensive use of free indirect speech that allows the reader to peer into Stephen's developing consciousness. James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent among these the stream of consciousness technique he utilized.

Title:A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (Awakening of Stephen Dedalus): An Autobiographical Novel…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 17, 2016Publisher:e-artnowLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, Seamus Deane The imagery in this book is so beautiful. Joyce pays particular attention to everything going on in the story which creates a very vivid atmosphere, a very tangible setting that I can picture clearly in my mind while reading.His discussion of language through this book along with the idea of national identity and person identity intrigue me. I am so glad to have finally read this in a class for school instead of just on my own to study it more in depth.
Date published: 2018-06-28