A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man portrays Stephen Dedalus’s Dublin childhood and youth, providing an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce. At its center are questions of origin and source, authority and authorship, and the relationship of an artist to his family, culture, and... show more
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man portrays Stephen Dedalus’s Dublin childhood and youth, providing an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce. At its center are questions of origin and source, authority and authorship, and the relationship of an artist to his family, culture, and race. Exuberantly inventive, this coming-of-age story is a tour de force of style and technique.
Publish date: March 25th 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Read For School
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Irish Literature
(Original Review, 1981-02-16)"April 27. Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead."How much I love/hate Joyce when I read about him...how could he have denied his mother on her deathbed? That act disturbed me - he did not even kneel when she died.I am not speaking of hypocrisy h...
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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...