A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Publish date: January 1st 1916
Publisher: Viking Books
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Read For School
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Irish Literature
Books of 1916: Part Three: Natsume Soseki and James Joyce Light and Darkness by Natsume Soseki This unfinished novel, which was serialized in a newspaper, was Natsume Soseki’s last work, as he died of an ulcer in 1916. As the story begins, the main character Tsuda is going to have an operation o...
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...
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...
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...
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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