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Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Zorena - Goodreads

It's been many years since I last read Joyce and I realized I had been remiss in not reading this one sooner. Now that I have read it I am trying to figure out why it's considered his best. This books ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Momina Masood - Goodreads

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman "Already in the preface to Richard Wagner it is asserted that art—and not morality—is the true metaphysical activity of man; several times in the book ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Zadignose - Goodreads

This time, instead of doing a cut-and-paste review, and instead of trying to cobble together a complete and well-structured review somehow, I'll go for the third option. Here are links to the relevant ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Riku Sayuj - Goodreads

First thoughts: Novel - executed in the fine tradition of the autobiographical novels of the European romantic movement. Artist - an Epicurean with a studied bookish air and an affected intellectual ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Text, Criticism & Notes (Viking Critical Library)

User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

Vintage Joyce...always an experience to remember. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Text, Criticism & Notes (Viking Critical Library)

User Review  - Heath - Goodreads

Another book I haven't read cover-to-cover since high school. Happily straightforward compared to Ulysses, but with enough early SOC to make it enjoyable. The sections on SD's decline into sin and repentance seemed much more important this time, and his subtle sneers clearer. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Scott Freeman - Goodreads

I struggle between 3 and 4 stars for this one. I had to work hard at this but it will stick with me for a while. Chapters 3-4 alone are worth the read. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Ms. Manal - Goodreads

Reading it was a torture Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Zahed - Goodreads

I have to probably re read it many times to get the grasp of it. Was a daunting task. But will pay another visit to it soon. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

At first it's elusive as hell, but once Stephen starts to develop mentally, it goes through some very well rendered (if fairly standard) buldinsroman tropes. Especially the little creative epiphanies ... Read full review

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