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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  - Justin Evans - Goodreads

It says something for this book that as I was re-reading it I kept feeling like I was, for instance, riding home on a Melbourne tram, or sitting at a university coffee shop: yes, I was obsessed with ... 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  - 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

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  - John - Goodreads

Stephen Daedalus spreads his waxen wings in an attempt to escape the Hiberno-Centric universe! Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

Better than Ulysses! Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

I mean...obviously brilliant...and much of it was surprisingly, absolutely wonderful to read -- insightful, astute, beautiful. Another healthy part (basically all the Irish politics) flew over my head faster than a jet. And the rest was a slog. Glad I made myself read it; moving on. Read full review

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