James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man: A Casebook

Paperback | April 15, 2003

EditorMark A. Wollaeger

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This casebook offers a comprehensive introduction to this landmark in modern fiction. The essays collected here will help first-time readers, teachers, and advanced scholars gain new insight into Joyce's semi-autobiographical story of an Irish boy's slow and difficult discovery of his artisticvocation. Mark Wollaeger's introduction provides an overview of the composition and early reception of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man as well as a survey of some of the recurrent issues debated by literary critics. Essays by Hugh Kenner and Patrick Parrinder offer both indispensableoverviews of the entire novel-its themes, structure, and idiom-and close attention to specific interpretive cruxes. Other essays include classic responses by Wayne Booth, Fritz Senn, Michael Levenson, Helene Cixous, and a newly revised and expanded version of Maud Ellmann's groundbreaking"Polytropic Man." Together the essays bring into focus the wide range of questions that have kept A Portrait fresh for the new millennium.

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This casebook offers a comprehensive introduction to this landmark in modern fiction. The essays collected here will help first-time readers, teachers, and advanced scholars gain new insight into Joyce's semi-autobiographical story of an Irish boy's slow and difficult discovery of his artisticvocation. Mark Wollaeger's introduction pro...

Mark A. Wollaeger is Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 5.39 × 8.19 × 0.79 inPublished:April 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195150767

ISBN - 13:9780195150766

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Hugh Kenner: The Portrait in Perspective2. Wayne Booth: The Problem of Distance in A Portrait of the Artist3. Hlne Cixous: The Style of the Troubled Conscience4. Patrick Parrinder: A Portrait of the Artist5. Fritz Senn: The Challenge: "ignotas animum" (An old-fashioned Close Guessing at a Borrowed Structure)6. Maud Ellmann: The Name and the Scar: Identity in The Odyssey and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man7. Michael Levenson: Stephen's Diary in Joyce's portrait-The Shape of Life8. Vicki Mahaffey: Framing, Being Framed, and the Janus Faces of Authority9. Joseph Valente: Thrilled by His Touch: The Aestheticizing of Homosexual Panic in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man10. Emer Nolan: Portrait of an Aesthete11. Marian Eide: The Woman of the Ballyhoura Hills: James Joyce and the Politics of Creativity12. Marjorie Howes: 'Goodbye Ireland I'm Going to Gort': Geography, Scale, and Narrating the Nation13. Mark A. Wollaeger: Between Stephen and James: Portraits of Joyce as a Young ManSuggested Reading

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"Readers will appreciate this impressive collection of essays which brings together bold old and new criticism.... In total, these essays offer a fascinating introduction to the wide variety of criticism on Joyce's book, providing useful resources for students new to A Portrait as well asthose who have studied it for years."--English Literature in Transition 1880-1920