Joyce Annotated: Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Don GiffordJoyce Annotated: Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Don Gifford

Joyce Annotated: Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

byDon Gifford

Paperback | December 7, 1981

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In James Joyce's early work, as in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, meanings are often concealed in obscure allusions and details of veiled suggestive power. Consistent recognition of these hidden signififances in Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man would require an encyclopedic knowledge of life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Dublin such as few readers possess. Now this substantially revised and expanded edition of Don Gifford's Notes to Joyce: "Dubliners" and "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" puts the requisite knowledge at the disposal of scholars, students, and general readers.

An ample introductory essay supplies the historical, biographical, and geographical background for Dubliners and Portrait. The annotations that follow gloss place names, define slang terms, recount relevant gossip, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, and illuminate cryptic allusions to literature, theology, philosophy, science and the arts.

Professor Gifford's labors in gathering these data into a single volume have resulted in an invaluable source-book for all students of Joyce's art.
Title:Joyce Annotated: Notes for Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:December 7, 1981Publisher:University Of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520046102

ISBN - 13:9780520046108

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce Thus awareness is born, awareness of oneself as the shackles of society are thrown down. Stephen realises that he does not want to be what everyone else has deemed him to be; he wants to be his own man; he wants to embrace his own desires and live the life he wants: he wants to be free. Stephen struggles, and overcomes, the fight to be his true self in the confines of Irish society, and, by extension, Joyce struggles to produce his art in the confines of traditional narrative expectation: he cannot write his masterpiece by following the rules. The beauty he wishes to express will have to take a new form. Reading it for a third time, I noticed a lot more detail, was able to keep track of more that was going on, especially with the complicated stream of consciousness style writing that Joyce employs. I love watching Stephen, the main character, grow up throughout the book, and with that the style of writing that Joyce uses to convey Stephen's thoughts, emotions, etc. 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. I'm sure I will read this again in the future. In fact I would like to read this at least once a year.
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