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" Stephen began to enumerate glibly his father's attributes. A medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur actor, a shouting politician, a small landlord, a small investor, a drinker, a good fellow, a storyteller, somebody's secretary, something... "
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Page 284
by James Joyce - 1916 - 299 pages
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James Joyce: A Critical Introduction

Harry Levin - Literary Criticism - 1960 - 256 pages
...Stephen, and in showing off his son to his own native city, he is really the embodiment of Dublin: "A medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur...bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past." 284 The improvident worldliness of John Stanislaus Joyce had made him, in the unforgiving eyes of his...
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Stephen D

James Joyce - Drama - 1968
...shouting politician, a small landlord, a small investor, a drinker, a good fellow, a story teller, somebody's secretary, something in a distillery, a...and at present a praiser of his own past. CRANLY. The distillery is damn good. STEPHEN. Is there anything else you want to know? CRANLY. Are you in good...
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James Joyce, the Citizen and the Artist

Charles Peake - Literary Criticism - 1977 - 369 pages
...lines and a spiral. At the end of the Portrait, Stephen had mockingly summed up his father's career as 'a medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur...bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past '(P 245). To the would-be artist, determined to pursue his vocation with single-minded constancy, the...
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James Joyce

Patrick Parrinder - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 262 pages
...as Stephen mockingly implies when he lists his father's occupations, he had indulged it to excess: a medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur...bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past. (P241) Simon Dedalus's Micawberish progress contrasts with the discovery of a true vocation which rounds...
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Dublin's Joyce

Hugh Kenner - Literary Criticism - 1956 - 372 pages
...lost Gabbarnaur-Jaggarnath. Finnegans Wake ^342) By dim deity Deva. Forget! Finnegans Wake (F6i4) " A MEDICAL student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur...bankrupt, and at present a praiser of his own past ", P284/274, John Stanislaus Joyce had receded, since these words were spoken, twenty-five years further...
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Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom

Brenda Maddox - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 472 pages
...cramped cotrage at Bowling Green, Galway. Joyce summed up the father of Stephen Dedalus in A Portrait as a medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur...bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past. 38 By 1904, in fact, the annual income (about 150) of Nora's upwardly mobile Uncle Michael was more...
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Joycean Occasions: Essays from the Milwaukee James Joyce Conference

Janet Egleson Dunleavy, Melvin J. Friedman, Michael Patrick Gillespie - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 246 pages
...of being, remains a consistent spirtual unity" (CW 133), and of Simon, Stephen says that he was, A medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur...Stephen's arm, and said: The distillery is damn good. (P 241) Simon has been "a consistent spiritual unity" in the "being" of the marketplace. Both Pico...
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Waking Giants : The Presence of the Past in Modernism: The Presence of the ...

Herbert N. Schneidau Professor of English University of Arizona - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 304 pages
...gives a no doubt well-rehearsed speech in which the father's life encapsulates the theme of decline: Stephen began to enumerate glibly his father's attributes....taxgatherer, a bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past.6 The last is, of course, a witty variant on the classical laudator temporis acti, lauder of the...
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James Joyce A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work

A. Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Patrick Gillespie - Mathematics - 1996 - 304 pages
...Young Man, when asked about his father by CRANLY, Stephen sums up the life of Simon Dedalus as follows: "A medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur...bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past" (P 241). Although father and son never encounter one another in Ulysses, Mr Dedalus appears throughout...
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Joyce, Derrida, Lacan and the Trauma of History: Reading, Narrative, and ...

Christine van Boheemen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 226 pages
In Joyce, Derrida, Lacan and the Trauma of History, Christine van Boheemen-Saaf examines the relationship between Joyce's postmodern textuality and the traumatic history of ...
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