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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
by James Joyce

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce Overview

The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist's 'eternal imagination'. Both an insight into Joyce's life and childhood, and a unique work of The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist's 'eternal imagination'. Both an insight into Joyce's life and childhood, and a unique work of modernist fiction, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to fully come into themselves.

James Joyce

About A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Description

James Joyce, Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions

Data Book A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Original Title A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ISBN 0142437344 (ISBN13: 9780142437346 ) Edition Language English Characters Stephen Dedalus, Simon Dedalus, Fr. John Conmee, Mary Dedalus setting Clongowes Wood College, Kildare (Ireland) Ireland (117)