A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The novel portrays the early years of Stephen Dedalus, who later reappeared as one of the main characters in Joyce's Ulysses (1922). Each of the novel's five sections is written in a third-person voice that reflects the age and emotional state of its protagonist, from the first childhood memories written in simple, childlike language to Stephen's final decision to leave Dublin for Paris to devote his life to art, written in abstruse, Latin-sprinkled, stream-of-consciousness prose.
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Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManUser Review - Trish - Goodreads
In high school I was assigned this book. I may have been the only one in the class to get through it. I remember I liked it very much, though it is unlikely I had much to say about it. Being from an ... Read full review
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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