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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Page 221
by James Joyce - 1922 - 299 pages
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James Joyce: A Critical Introduction

Harry Levin - Literary Criticism - 1960 - 256 pages
...speech," Stephen reflects, while conversing with the dean of studies, an English convert to Catholicism. "I have not made or accepted its words. My voice holds...bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language." 221 The last pages are fragments from Stephen's notebook, duly recording his final interviews with...
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James Joyce

Patrick Parrinder - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 262 pages
...individual or authentic but secondhand. Debating the word 'tundish' with the dean of studies, he reflects: How different are the words home, Christ, ale, master,...bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language. (PI 89) Stephen in the Portrait is searching for an authentic language which he can voice. It is a...
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The Comic Irishman

Maureen Waters - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 204 pages
...was born in Dublin: How different are the words home, Christ, ale, master, on his lips and on minel I cannot speak or write these words without unrest...holds them at bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language.1 William Carleton (1794-1869) was probably the first Irish writer to establish a link between...
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Dublin's Joyce

Hugh Kenner - Literary Criticism - 1956 - 372 pages
...of his private world. THEME WORDS It is through their names that things have power over Stephen. - The language in which we are speaking is his before...bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language. P22I/2I5Not only is the Dean's English a conqueror's tongue; since the loss of Adam's words which perfectly...
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The Dialect of the Tribe : Speech and Community in Modern Fiction: Speech ...

Margery Sabin Professor of English Wellesley College - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 320 pages
...to him, Stephen, an Irishman: "The language in which we are speaking is his before it is mine . . . His language, so familiar and so foreign, will always...bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language" (p. 189). l In the diary at the end of the novel, Stephen records his discovery that "tundish" is,...
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Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom

Brenda Maddox - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 472 pages
...blather on; the women think their own thoughts and keep family life and the social order together. The language in which we are speaking is his before...bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language. 33 The resentment of Stephen Dedalus, an Irishman, toward the conqueror's language is analogous to...
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Joyce, Decadence, and Emancipation

Vivian Heller - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 191 pages
Modernism has long been seen as either a symptom of decadence or a sign of emancipation. Vivian Heller argues that Joyce's writing cannot be categorized as either decadent or ...
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Analysis and Assessment, 1980-1994, Volume 2

Cary D. Wintz - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 482 pages
...before it is mine. How dlfferent are the words home, Chr-ist, ale, master, on his lips and on minel I cannot speak or write these words without unrest...holds them at bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language.36 34 Collected Pntmi, pp. 179-80. 35 Selecttd Poems, p. 36. It is not without a certain irony...
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Male Matters: Masculinity, Anxiety, and the Male Body on the Line

Calvin Thomas - Psychology - 1996 - 245 pages
...mine! I cannot speak or write these words without unrest of spirit. His language, so familiar and yet so foreign, will always be for me an acquired speech....bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language. (189) Stephen's anxiety here, however, has little to do with the political struggle between the imperial...
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The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde

Peter Raby - Drama - 1997 - 307 pages
...Stephen contemplates the cultural gap between himself and the Englishman who teaches him at university: The language in which we are speaking is his before...holds them at bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language.5 An Irish person often uses English with a hesitation which is soon admired by the English...
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