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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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James Joyce's first and most widely read novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the story of Stephen Dedalus, a young man struggling to decide between a religious vocation and an artistic one. The aftermath of the struggle that is so poignantly and unflinchingly recorded forms a large part of the story of Joyce's masterwork, Ulysses, in which Stephen reappears as a main character.

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Review:

"An eminent novelist was asked recently by some troublesome newspaper what he thought of the literature of 1916. He answered publicly and loudly that he had heard of no literature in 1916; for his own part he had been reading "science." This was kind neither to our literary nor our scientific activities. It was not intelligent to make an opposition between literature and science. It is no more legitimate than an opposition between literature and "classics" or between literature and history. Good writing about the actualities of the war too has been abundant, that was only to be expected; it is an ungracious thing in the home critic to sit at a confused feast and bewail its poverty when he ought to be sorting out his discoveries. Criticism may analyze, it may appraise and attack, but when it comes to the mere grumbling of veterans no longer capable of novel perceptions, away with it! There is indeed small justification..." H.G. Wells, The New Republic, 1916 (read The New Republic's entire review)

Synopsis:

James Joyce's first and most widely read novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the story of Stephen Dedalus, a young man struggling to decide between a religious vocation and an artistic one. The aftermath of the struggle that is so poignantly and unflinchingly recorded forms a large part of the story of Joyce's masterwork, Ulysses, in which Stephen reappears as a main character.

 

Synopsis:

First published in 1916, this classic portrays Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and growing awareness of his artistic vocation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140283280
Author:
Joyce, James
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Dublin
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
98-519
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.36x5.54x.60 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "An eminent novelist was asked recently by some troublesome newspaper what he thought of the literature of 1916. He answered publicly and loudly that he had heard of no literature in 1916; for his own part he had been reading "science." This was kind neither to our literary nor our scientific activities. It was not intelligent to make an opposition between literature and science. It is no more legitimate than an opposition between literature and "classics" or between literature and history. Good writing about the actualities of the war too has been abundant, that was only to be expected; it is an ungracious thing in the home critic to sit at a confused feast and bewail its poverty when he ought to be sorting out his discoveries. Criticism may analyze, it may appraise and attack, but when it comes to the mere grumbling of veterans no longer capable of novel perceptions, away with it! There is indeed small justification..." H.G. Wells, The New Republic, 1916 (read The New Republic's entire review)
"Synopsis" by ,

James Joyce's first and most widely read novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the story of Stephen Dedalus, a young man struggling to decide between a religious vocation and an artistic one. The aftermath of the struggle that is so poignantly and unflinchingly recorded forms a large part of the story of Joyce's masterwork, Ulysses, in which Stephen reappears as a main character.

 

"Synopsis" by , First published in 1916, this classic portrays Stephen Dedalus's Dublin childhood and growing awareness of his artistic vocation.

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