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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

A debut novel by Irish author, James Joyce, it is considered to be a Künstlerroman (artist growth to maturity) in a modernist style and is told in third person and free indirect speech. The subject ... Read full review

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User Review  - ctpress - LibraryThing

"To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life” This is Joyce’s semi-autobiographical account of his formation into an artist - from childhood to adolescence. It’s the story of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - AaronMaples - LibraryThing

Very enjoyable for its influential literary style. As someone reading from quite a different generation, the story wasn't enough to keep it afloat on its own but more than makes up for it in ... Read full review

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User Review  - gbill - LibraryThing

James Joyce’s autobiographical story of growing up and struggling with religion, politics, sexuality, poverty, and what it meant to be Irish in the late 19th century. Told in the stream of ... Read full review

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User Review  - abbeyhar - LibraryThing

dude, i don't know. it's a classic. maybe listening to it on audiobook right as the semester starts wasn't the best idea. Read full review

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

I feel like I don't really get Joyce and why he's so admired. 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  - 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

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Bryce Emley - Goodreads

i feel like i'd emjoy it more if i read it again. just lost interest periodically while i was reading. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Michael Henderson - Goodreads

I generally enjoyed the language of it, although the story I felt was a little vague. Toward the end I actually had trouble following it, and felt it turned into a lecture on Irish independence. Worth a read, though, it's not long. Read full review


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