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User Review  - Cacuzza - LibraryThing

One of the most personal books in my reading: incarcerated as I was at the time in a Jesuit prep school, and not Roman Catholic, quite the lode. Read full review

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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  - fearless2012 - LibraryThing

It seems to dwell a little bit on the whole church scene. And the other thing is that it's better to say only the interesting things. Also too much damn politics. All that, and that it's really too boring to criticize properly. (7/10) Read full review

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User Review  - EricFitz08 - LibraryThing

My all time, hands down, favorite book. The classic coming of age tale of Stephen Dedalus in late 19th, early 20th century Dublin is the golden stadard of wordsmanship. A Portrait is challenging but rewarding with pleanty of depth but more accessible than some of Joyce's later works. Read full review

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User Review  - srboone - LibraryThing

Rich and deeply-felt charaterization in Stephen Dedalus make this a winner. Joyce's complex prose style is more accessable than in Ullyses (which I have tried many times to read, but couldn't), though it does have its stretches that I had to reread. Read full review

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User Review  - ashcval - LibraryThing

I don't usually bother to write bad reviews, but this book takes the cake for me. Reading that whole sermon about hell was already hell in and of itself, and that's only one of many things wrong with ... 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  - yeremenko - LibraryThing

I like this book better than Ulysses but both are a chore to read. Joyce truly is a masterful writer ad the dialogue, internal and conventional, in this novel is exceptionally well done. It takes a ... Read full review

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User Review  - aethercowboy - LibraryThing

James Joyce. Really, what more needs to be said about something bearing his name? If you haven’t ever read Joyce, I imagine I should probably go on. In A Portait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce ... 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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