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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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Masterpiece of semi-autobiographical fiction reveals a powerful portrait of the coming of age of a young man of unusual intelligence, sensitivity, and character. Telling portrayals of an Irish upbringing and schooling, the Catholic Church and its priesthood, Parnell and Irish politics, sexual... show more
Masterpiece of semi-autobiographical fiction reveals a powerful portrait of the coming of age of a young man of unusual intelligence, sensitivity, and character. Telling portrayals of an Irish upbringing and schooling, the Catholic Church and its priesthood, Parnell and Irish politics, sexual experimentation and its aftermath, and problems with art and morality.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486280509 (0486280500)
ASIN: 486280500
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 185
Edition language: English
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0.0 Books of 1916: Part Three
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Cassandra Reads
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3.0 Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
I felt a little lost at some points during this one. Parts of it seem a little disjointed, mostly near the start of the book. Maybe I just misunderstood somehow, but Stephan is younger at first then he is during the later part of the book (ten vs sixteen or older - the first age is a guess). It seem...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 Opens with the word 'Moocow'
Well, here is a portrait of an artist as a young man: though I am not sure if that is the type of artist that Joyce was referring to when he wrote this book, so maybe this one would be a little better: yet considering that this book is semi-autobiographical maybe, just maybe, this woul...
orwellaintdead
orwellaintdead rated it
3.0 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics)
I understand this is regarded as "great", but I struggled. Just completely impossible to connect to. The lack of plot didn't help. The vivid hell section redeemed it for me, somewhat, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. At times it felt tortuous. It certainly has put me off attempting Ulysses a...
~Mairéad's Reading List~
~Mairéad's Reading List~ rated it
2.0 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Modern Classics)
Closer to a 1.75 Stars to be honest.James Joyce, I heard you hated this so much that you actually threw the original draft into the fire. My response: perhaps it should have stayed there. But regardless I did enjoy various parts, such as the descriptions of characters and the beach part (now that wa...
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